• To ALL forum users - As of late I have been getting quite a few private messages with questions about build ups here on the forum, or tech questions about your personal project. While I appreciate the interest, sending me a private message about these topics distracts from, and undermines the purpose of having a forum here. During the day I wear many hats as a small business owner-operator and I work tirelessly to provide the absolute best service possible to you, our valued customer. When I created this forum I rounded up some of the best minds I knew so that any tech question you might have could be asked and answered by either myself or one of my highly experienced moderators, this way the next time this same question is asked the answer can be easily found and utilized by the next IH enthusiast having the same question. This allows me the freedom to run the day to day operations of the business and minimize the impact to shipments and shop activities that these distractions can cause. It is of the up most importance for me to complete the daily tasks in order to best take care of you our customer, all the while providing you a forum to get the level advice and input you have come to expect and deserve from the premier IH shop in the country.

    So with that I ask that anyone with a question about one of our build ups or a general tech question to please use the forum as it was intended. I am absolutely available by telephone to answer your questions as well but at times may direct you back to our website to better field your question or questions. Most other private messages I will be glad to answer for you.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Jeff Ismail

DUI HEI Distributor is absolutely worth it


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I've been slowly working to modernize my Scout II.

Latest project was "to improve the ignition". I bought a DUI HEI distributor. In a word, game-changing. To be fair, my stock ignition system, 48 years old, was past its prime and likely had various issues. Having said that, my Scout would start, idle, drive, and "worked". But I wanted more and better.

So I bought the DUI HEI Distributor and it was at my house in 3 days. It was well packaged. The instructions were perfectly fine. Literally is a 1 wire hookup (two if you have a tach). I did the this-n-thats with pulling a distributor, deleted the coil, supplied full voltage, and stabbed the new DUI in. I had a set of Mallory universal 703's around and used those in conjunction with some new E3 sparkplugs. Fired right up on the first try.

Speaking of firing right up, here's what I experienced:

1. My Scout starts easier and faster​
2. Without changing anything else, my idle jumped 200 RPM​
3. Engine revs easier​
4. Exhaust at cold startup smelled less "gassy" (am assuming it is burning its fuel more completely)​
5. It sounds better​
6. It's never run better​
Summary: Totally worth it
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