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against all odds 01-14-2012 07:58 PM

General HEI distributor concerns:
These complete distributors are available from GM:


and # 88961867 which is the fancy, up-scale, billet, cnc model.

1) Where are these made? Where are each and every component inside made?

2) Do you have any direct (or indirect) experiences and/or comments regarding the above 2 models?

Dependability, not performance is my main concern here.

3) P.S. i noticed that gm is also offering a "licenced" model made by proform (i already don't like the sound of this.......) # 141-682. 681 and 683 are just different colored caps.

a) Comment on this one as well.
b) Pls Don't get it confused with the above 2 models.

John Se 01-19-2012 03:36 PM

HEI's work great, why do you care about all that other stuff? I have installed 4 on different cars, they all came from junkyards. Buy from GM it will be fine.

Two8tyThree 01-19-2012 03:41 PM

When I was young everyone use to laugh at "Made in Japan". We use to call it J. A. Pan and Company. Well ten years later everything electronic was made in Japan. Now its China's turn. Good luck finding any domestic auto parts not made in China.

1971BB427 01-19-2012 04:30 PM

I'd steer clear of any electronics made by Proform. My one exposure to a Proform distributor was horrible! A friend bought one, and had me install it for him. It self destructed by shearing the shaft at around 500 miles.

against all odds 01-19-2012 08:31 PM

From what i've gathered so far:

# 93440806 is M.I.T.----made in taiwan.

# 88961867 is made in usa and has an admission price of $299. To me, this is not a problem if it is of high quality and it seems to be high quality. GM included it with the aniversary 427 engine and i think that is saying alot. Also, i read it has an rev limiter built in.

# 141-682 , 681 and 683, i'm queasy of anything made by proform.

i've heard good things about pertronix. i'm not sure about msd---i've heard good and not so good.....

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