Ford 221-289-302 Hei Distributor Built In Coil, Red Cap
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ProForm Ford 221-289-302 Hei Distributor Built In Coil, Red Cap

Part No. 66969R Warranty Details  

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Product Features:
  • Fits Ford 289 - 302 (5.0). Utilizing the durable and dependable High Energy Ignition (HEI) system pioneered by GM, these distributors avoid the unsightly wiring of stock Ford electronic ignition systems by installing this one-piece distributor with an internally positioned coil and module. Easy to install: just connect one 12-volt hot wire to the distributor (has optional tach hook-up). These units offer calibrated advance curves that are optimized for maximum combustion efficiency and for the elimination of detonation damage and throttle ping. Assembled from precision-madeparts for advance curve smoothness. Offers longer term durability and a higher voltage spark that permits a bigger spark plug gap, resulting in more power and reduced plug fouling. Each unit includes a high-power coil, a premium hi-dielectric cap with brass terminals, and a low-saturation ignition module. By eliminating the stock-Ford ballast resistor, more ignition voltage results in improved spark. Incorporates easily found High Energy Ignition (HEI) replacement parts. Assembled with upper and lower bushings (stock Ford distributors have only a single bushing). Technical Note: Gear not compatible with roller cams. If using roller cams, please contact the cam manufacturer for proper gear selection.
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Advance Type:Vacuum And Mechanical
Breaker Point:No
Cap Attachment:Screw
Cap Clamps Included:Yes
Distributor Cap Included:Yes
Distributor Gear Material:Iron
Electronic:Yes
Gear Material:Iron
GM HEI Type:Yes
Module Included:Yes
Optical:No
Performance:Yes
Rotor Button Included:Yes

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ProFormFord 221-289-302 Hei Distributor Built In Coil, Red Cap
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great product but with a couple of prob.

By 

from Castile NY

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Improves Engine Efficiency

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Performance Driving
    • Racing

    Comments about ProForm Ford 221-289-302 Hei Distributor Built In Coil, Red Cap:

    its a great distributer but due to its size the water temp sender may have to be moved and it won't work with some high rise manifolds the airgap style especially. Have had this installed on my 65 mustang for 10 years now with no problems at all.

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    5.0

    Fits and Runs

    By 

    from NJ

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Level 3

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement
      • Restoration

      Comments about ProForm Ford 221-289-302 Hei Distributor Built In Coil, Red Cap:

      I installed this on my 1986 Mustang when I switched to a carb setup.
      Engine sat for 4 years and started right up with this. Tac hook up was simple.
      I will get this for all my Ford Carb engines from now on. Nice Clean insulation.

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      5.0

      Can't get no easier than this!!

      By 

      from Douglasville,Georgia

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Fabricator scratchbuilder, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer
      Level 2

      Pros

      • 1 wire connection VS5
      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Engine Efficiency
      • Increases Power

      Cons

      • Air cleaner clearence

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Performance Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about ProForm Ford 221-289-302 Hei Distributor Built In Coil, Red Cap:

      I went "old school" on my 1989 Ford Bronco , After a major fuel Injection malfunction!! I changed the EFI system out for Carb,Mechanical fuel pump and ProForm HEI distributor...Now The Bronco is Dependable again and picked up 2 MPG!!! And I'm so impressed with the distributor that,I'm going to use 1 in my V-8 1988 Ranger I'm building. It is easily worth what I paid for it!!

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      • Q:

        I have a 1988 Mustang GT EFI stock. What will I need to install this distributor?
        Asked on 5/31/2015 by Dennis from hartford, CT

        1 answer

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          A:

          Hi Dennis, glad to assist you! When replacing the HEI distributor you will require HEI distributor, engine oil, crescent wrench, silicon gasket, and pliers. For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a Haynes or Chilton repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts. The exact repair manual part number for your vehicle is 36050.

          Answered on 6/1/2015 by Steve from AAP
      • Q:

        Sir, I would like to know if the vacuum is picked up from carb port or manifold. I am running a single plane Hurricane manifold with a 3 carb adaptor and running 3 Holley 94's . I do not think I have a carburetor port on these for vacuum. I heard some HEI are run with port vacuum and some are not. Can you clarify this for me please. Thank You .
        Asked on 5/6/2015 by Skyhigh from Zeeland Michigan 49464

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          A:

          I'm happy to help, Skyhigh! The ProForm Ford 221-289-302 Hei Distributor Built In Coil, Red Cap (Part No. 66969R) can receive its vacuum from wherever you may choose. Ported vacuum is typically utilized more often when concerning emissions. A full time vacuum is often found to be easier to implement and may work best for your custom set up. Since your vehicle's air/fuel system is customized, a mechanic or engine builder would likely be able to provide additional insight and advice about the advance on your distributor.

          You can find the installation instructions from ProForm here: https://www.proformparts.com/common/instructions/66969_66980_66983_install_instructions.pdf

          Answered on 5/7/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
      • Q:

        Will this product work with a fuel injected engine thats in my 1986 ford bronco.Computer controlled.
        Asked on 12/10/2013 by none

        1 answer

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          A:

          Hi, this part is not an exact fit for 1986 Ford Bronco computer controlled vehicle. The exact fit distributor for your vehicle is unavailable online. However, i would suggest you to visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check the availability for this part.

          Answered on 12/11/2013 by Steve from AAP
      • Q:

        How much are the replacement caps and are they availiable thru you ?
        Asked on 1/14/2013 by Nitro from Pooler, ga

        1 answer

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          A:

          Please call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

          Answered on 1/15/2013 by Aaron from AAP
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