just for the sake of clarification for people in the future: some trucks in the early 80's had computer controlled distributors that had mechanical and vacuum advance... it was a strange time..
Four-pin module: Stand-alone ignition. Mechanical centrifugal and vacuum advance.
Five-pin module: Takes input from external source to retard timing electronically. Mechanical centrifugal and vacuum advance. At least two different five-pin modules--and at least three different outboard trigger mechanisms, but all are used for electronic spark retard.
Seven- or Eight-pin module: Full computer control of spark advance. No centrifugal or vacuum advance.
GM part numbers
01894379 ZZ4 distributor mainshaft assy.
12167658 Connector used to connect TACH and B+ to distributor .
10456413 Melonized distributor gear (supplied on distributor 93440806)
1950569 Distributor shaft/bushing plastic grease seal
1837617 Distributor shaft washers (pack of five)
Delco D1906 4-pin module
NAPA part numbers
DP109 HEI weight pins for distributors that use plastic bushings on weights
DP112 HEI weight plastic bushings
DP114 HEI weight "stamped 106"
DP115 HEI weight "stamped 139"
DP126 HEI weight "stamped 105"
MP100 (GP Sorensen EL315) HEI yellow color code (Chevy, Caddy except Seville, Olds Toronado) V-8 pickup coil
MP101 (GP Sorensen EL310) HEI Blue (or black) color code (Olds except Toro, Buick, Caddy Seville) V-8 pickup coil
MP102 (GP Sorensen EL359) HEI clear color code (Pontiac) V-8 pickup coil
(My source for the GP Sorensen pickup coils sells them for about $16 instead of NAPA's $40. The GP-S ones I bought are even made in the USA!)
RR230 HEI Capacitor and Harness from module to side of cap 6 ½”
RR231 HEI Capacitor and Harness from module to side of cap 10 ¾
RR233 HEI module to cap Harness 3 ½
RR234 HEI Capacitor and Harness from module to side of cap 8 ¾
TPL45 Heat sink compound for HEI modules—10 small tubes
RR201 Coil frame ground—wire style
RR204 Coil frame ground—Stamped steel strap
RR202 Plug wire retainer ring—8 cyl.