Sunday, September 12, 2010

Cadillac Seville HEI (350 Olds) and Tuner Studio tunes some more

This HEI distributor was on a 76 Cadillac Seville with a 350 Oldsmobile engine. Cadillac sold Sevilles with port fuel injection. They had semi sequential fueling and used a distributor like this that had two reed switches for injection timing. The box on the lower part of the housing contains the switches and flying magnets.

It had a 5 pin module with knock retard input on the extra pin. Used the old style mechanical and centrifugal advances.
The flying magnets are attached to the shaft with a roll pin. There is a plug on the other side of the box that can be removed to get the pin in and out. The reed switches are potted in the cover. They have a common connection, the switches close 180 degrees apart and have a narrow close time. This signal could be used for a cam position input for full sequential fueling.
Here is a screenshot of Tuner Studio's VE analyze after road tuning. The red cells changed a lot.

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