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post #16 of 43 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 16, 9:56 PM
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Re: JEG'S 40520 distributor

Wow, that DUI dist is $300. They could have at least turned a flat spot on the bottom and mounted the module there instead of hanging off the side like that.

You'll probably have to call them during business hours to get any detail info about their stuff. Their site doesn't really say much.

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post #17 of 43 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 16, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Re: JEG'S 40520 distributor

I'm up for suggestions Tom.... I need a small cap distributor. .... .$80 cheap Ebay-POS, $200 JEG's-POS, MSD-$300-POS, $300 DUI(w/coil) that uses factory body, factory weights, springs,setup on dist machine-ugly POS. that about cover it?

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Re: JEG'S 40520 distributor

I have swap meet brand new HEI that ran 7 minutes max, and it was a no name with soldered in module. Now taking up space in the garage.

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Re: JEG'S 40520 distributor

Yeppers Jack. And Dave.

How about a stocker with a Pertronix setup? You know anybody with a distributor machine?

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Re: JEG'S 40520 distributor

So all the "new" RTR distributors are using a non serviceable module then I'm gathering...probably a circuit board correct?
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Yeah Tom we have a distributor machine at school. I'm not familiar with pertronix setup but I've heard of it.
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Re: JEG'S 40520 distributor

Buy a msd 8361 and a good hei module you can mount the module hidden somewhere if its a permanent solution maybe something with a cap? msd's pro billet distributors is pretty good quality imho and made in Us(at least says so on the box and when you ask summit). Easy to set up mech advance just change a bushing. The cheap chinese HEI's arent good quality wven though I have installed a couple that has lived for several years now. Personaly I would only use a old "real" HEI and have it rebuilt if I was considdering a large cap HEI.

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I have this setup as a spare of my msd 6al box ever will fail(10 years and thousands of streetmiles so far) most failed msd box I have seen was from bad instsllations(not following msd instructions how to wire them). Just a couple of minutes to hook up.



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Re: JEG'S 40520 distributor

I have a DUI catalog where they describe the combustion process as the mixture 'exploding' in the cyl. I wouldn't buy a rotor button off a company selling ign products & that thinks normal combustion is an explosion....
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Re: JEG'S 40520 distributor

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I use to run the Accel with the Coil pack / BIG Top HEI but it kept burning up inside
and after the 3rd rebuilt it got thrown in the garbage bin

So went to the small Top HEI with a separate Coil

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I have a DUI catalog where they describe the combustion process as the mixture 'exploding' in the cyl. I wouldn't buy a rotor button off a company selling ign products & that thinks normal combustion is an explosion....
DUI is a good distributor I don't care who wrote that. Anyone who has been around the racetracks at all know's about DUI.
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Jack
I use to run the Accel with the Coil pack / BIG Top HEI but it kept burning up inside
and after the 3rd rebuilt it got thrown in the garbage bin

So went to the small Top HEI with a separate Coil

Here is what I am running for Electronics on the Engine;
- MSD # 6420 Box & Resistor put in June 2007
- ALL81216 Distrubtor Allstar Performance - racing and high performance car parts, accessories and specialty tools.
- ALL81230 Ignition Coil Allstar Performance - racing and high performance car parts, accessories and specialty tools.
- ALL76202 Solenoid Kit Allstar Performance - racing and high performance car parts, accessories and specialty tools.

Has been running great since
I had a 6AL and 85551 but the box went out very quickly and I never replaced it. I've got to run small cap distributor due to clearance issues with my manifold. I ditched the msd setup and I went to an EST style distributor and remote coil several years ago but I would like to separate ignition timing from the ECU. I'd rather not run a box if I can get around it.
Seems like the general consensus is that the RTR setup isn't real reliable either.
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Re: JEG'S 40520 distributor

Jack,
DUI wrote [B]THAT[/B]!

Quote from p. 10 of the DUI catalog:

"...providing a more powerful explosion of the fuel mixture."

Quote from p. 11: "..providing a more powerful explosion of the fuel mixture."
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Jack,
DUI wrote [B]THAT[/B]!

Quote from p. 10 of the DUI catalog:

"...providing a more powerful explosion of the fuel mixture."

Quote from p. 11: "..providing a more powerful explosion of the fuel mixture."
I'm not doubtin' its there, probably written by some dumb salesman...nevertheless DUI Hei distributors are a quality piece. We spin one 7400-7800 religiously every weekend March -Sept.
DUI has come up before...
https://www.chevelles.com/forums/13-p...xperience.html
Since everybody is telling me the RTR's are junk . I'm probably goin' to go with DUI small cap. I don't care if the module hangs off the front. Ford did that for years. You can't really even see my distributor.
I do appreciate the input from all.
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Just an FYI. I have 3 of those GM 93440806's that I purchased from Amazon during the previous 4 years.

Now understand that I'm not sure what caused the failures (could have been my cars' elect. glitch) but two of the modules failed with less than 60 hours on them. One module was ink stamped on the back side: "Made in Singapore".

Still troubleshooting the issue, but I'm beginning to suspect the dist. cap/coil assembly. Why? I installed a D.U.I. module in one of them and have had 3 hiccups with it. (Engine abruptly stopped and later re-started.)
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Re: JEG'S 40520 distributor

Coil in cap's definitely get hotter. You need to run a low resistance bushing with a hot coil too. I often wonder if my 60 year old harness might have been part of the reason the 6AL died so quickly. If you can catch it not starting check the AC voltage from he pickup coil. Usually an ohm check is almost useless on anything ignition related. Least that's been my experience.
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