HEI low profile distributor crab cap, remote coil (Page 1/3)
MaxCubes DEC 15, 09:44 PM
In response to PM's regarding the old thread of fabricating a low profile cap for HEI distributor for various GM V8's

...photos from old thread not viewable, sorry.... Will use Pennock's PIP on this one

MaxCubes DEC 15, 09:48 PM
Start with a distributor cap from a 1976 Chevy C10 with the 250 inline six engine...

MaxCubes DEC 15, 09:50 PM
Cut the top off like shown...

MaxCubes DEC 15, 09:51 PM

MaxCubes DEC 15, 09:54 PM
You'll need to trim off these ribs (red arrows)

MaxCubes DEC 15, 09:57 PM
You may need to open it up a little more with a hand file so that you can insert the top half into the lower half... You want it to fit snuggly, but not too tight

MaxCubes DEC 15, 09:59 PM
File the rough cut with a course but flat surface... a cinder block works good!

MaxCubes DEC 15, 10:02 PM
Get a distributor cap from a 1997 chevy pickup with 5.7 vortec engine, and cut it shorter like shown...

MaxCubes DEC 15, 10:05 PM

MaxCubes DEC 15, 10:08 PM
Need to trim these ribs so you can insert the vortec half into the lower half..