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Muffin1
Posted 2019-05-28 10:31 AM (#582607)
Subject: 1956 Plymouth


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I have a 56 Ply with a 277 engine do they make a conversion kit for the distributor
If so where can I get one
Thanks Alex
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ABloch
Posted 2019-05-28 10:41 AM (#582610 - in reply to #582607)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth



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Two options, AFAIK. One, find yourself a dual point distributor and swap out the guts with a Pertronix ignition module.

Second, get yourself an all in one electronic distributor. I don't have the number in front of me right now, but I'll get back to you.

I just pulled one out of my 303 and it's sitting on the shelf.
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ABloch
Posted 2019-05-28 10:59 AM (#582612 - in reply to #582607)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth



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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dodge-Chrysler-Plymouth-318-340-360-LA-V8-R...
Cap/191448261750?hash=item2c9334a476:g:tpoAAOSwiCRUjKqw
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Muffin1
Posted 2019-06-05 5:49 PM (#582978 - in reply to #582607)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth


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A Bloc Thanks for the info I contacted the E bay seller that you gave me { see above ]
they do not have a distributor for my 56 ply 277 V8 engine
and other help.
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-06-05 6:28 PM (#582984 - in reply to #582607)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth



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The 277 engine uses the same distributor as the later 318 and 340 motors. They are a direct bolt-in.

Edited by Powerflite 2019-06-05 6:29 PM
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Muffin1
Posted 2019-06-05 8:39 PM (#582989 - in reply to #582607)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth


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Thanks Powerflite I will talk with them again and see what they say
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ABloch
Posted 2019-06-05 11:37 PM (#582994 - in reply to #582607)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth



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Talk to someone else because that is the distributor you want.
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Muffin1
Posted 2019-06-11 7:09 PM (#583305 - in reply to #582607)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth


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Thank you Powewflite and ABoch distributor came to day the one you said. Fit in with just a little
filing on the part that goes into the oil pump gear.
My question is do I have to use the coil resistor with this distributor
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-06-11 7:21 PM (#583307 - in reply to #582607)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth



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It says HEI. HEI systems don't need the ballast. But you would need one if you use an old style coil with less than 1.5 ohm primary resistance. Your stock coil would need the ballast as they are typically .5 ohms.
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Muffin1
Posted 2019-06-11 10:31 PM (#583320 - in reply to #582607)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth


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Thanks Powerflite I will see if this bad boy starts tomorrow
More to follow
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Muffin1
Posted 2019-06-13 4:33 PM (#583387 - in reply to #582607)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth


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Should I use a HEI type coil instead of the old style ??
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-06-13 4:40 PM (#583388 - in reply to #582607)
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It's up to you. It will work with the old style coil if you want to use it, but the HEI will give you more spark power.

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71charger_fan
Posted 2019-08-28 9:41 AM (#586694 - in reply to #582607)
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You can also use the late 80s to mid-90s Ford coil (Standard FD478) which is essentially the same as the HEI coil but with a different plug (Standard HP4370).
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