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Old 01-13-2012, 01:46 PM
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Distributor

Just a quick question. I know that going cheap is usually not a good idea. Because ussually cheap and good arent in the same sentence with parts. So i just wanted to know if anyone has tried out these KMJ distributors that are all over ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Small-Big-Bl...ht_4771wt_1163


HEI distributor for small block/big block Chevys. Applications included: 283, 305, 307, 350, and 400 V8's. Also works for big block Chevy 396, 427, and 454 V8's. Fits 1974 to 1986 Chevy engines that have the 4 pin style ignition module and is also pefect for upgrading older non computer controlled engines.

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Just curiousity. thanks for your time

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Have no experience with these guys or their distributor. For a no-name distributor probably made in IndoAsia it's priced right. I like the model with the clear cap, if it doesn't work out it 'll be an interesting addition on your bookshelf.

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I like my Accel 59107C. Excellent value. Had it for 10 years now, in 4 different engines.
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I had one of those cheap Distributers in my skiff for about 6 months, ran ok but I checked the timing a while back and the timing light was all over the place.(@3000rpm) Pulled it out and the roll pin and gear was loose on the bottom. I replaced it with a used Accel, and no more spark scatter.
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I've used a few of the cheapies from Skip White, same parts. I don't believe the 65K coil hype tho'. Also stay away from the Clear Cap style which is what I bought the 1st time, they're like Peanut Brittle, cracked a few terminals off just installing wires. Otherwise I haven't had any problems with 3 of them.
I read about problems on several different sites with KMJ tho'. Seems no matter what the problem is they charge a restocking fee, defective part, wrong part, just poor customer service.
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Have had mine for over a year and to date no problems.
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[QUOTE=SSedan64]I've used a few of the cheapies from Skip White, same parts. I don't believe the 65K coil hype tho'. QUOTE]

I would question the 65K volt coil as well, maybe thats if the primary voltage was 24VDC and not 12VDC as per normal. Or maybe that is 65K for one pass, then comes the mini Chernobyl melt down

But I know of a few myself that work just fine now going on over a couple years, and just like your ignition their customer service dept is tuned in as well.
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I have sold a couple dozen of them over the years. No complaints, except for local auto parts (cap, rotor etc) store availability Have one in one of own cars. No problems.
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I have had my KMJ HEI in my 302 Ford over three years and no problems,I have recommended them to others doing a 289-302 swap in early Fords to get rid of the clutter and to simplify the wiring and no complaints or problems.
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well i guess i'll give it a try if i cant find anything else..... maybe i'll try and measure the voltage for the 65,000 we will see and i'll keep yall updated thx for the review
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