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Yes, you can do this, by why in the world would you want to? I agree it can be done, but you will need a resistor for the hot side of the coil. Contact one of the manufacturers of aftermarket ignitions such as Accel or Mallory and ask them for the part number of the correct resistor. It goes between the wire presently connected to the BAT terminal on the HEI and the + terminal on the new coil.

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Q: Can you switch a distributor from electronic ignition to the regular points distributor on a 1983 Chevy caprice station wagon 305 2bbl?
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