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Old 06-01-2010, 12:31 PM
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HEI comparison.......

One of these cost $49.99 and is supposedly "junk" the other cost $129.98 and is supposed to be "quality" stuff. Which is which? And don't go by the yellow tag, maybe I switched it and maybe I didn't.




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Old 06-01-2010, 01:17 PM
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although i really can't tell the difference in the two by just looking i would have to say on the top picture it's the one on the right as you are looking at the screen and then on the bottom picture it's the one on the top is the ProComp. i only say this cause of the red collar, and it looks exactly like mine. i've been running a ProComp HEI for about year now with a MSD 6AL on a 500+hp 385 and i have had no problems
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The one on the right is the ebay distributor.. i have it.
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Any slop in the shaft of either?
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Any slop in the shaft of either?
Theres a little slop in my ebay one.
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Theres a little slop in my ebay one.
My MSD isn't HEI but it is the pro billet and it doesn't have any slop
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:30 PM
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There is a slight and equal amount of end play in both but no "slop". I'm going to let this run for awhile before I tell.
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I have a feeling we are going to find out the one we all think is "quality", is really gunna turn out to be the cheaper one lol. Regardless of price I think the left one is of higher quality.
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:12 PM
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I have a feeling we are going to find out the one we all think is "quality", is really gunna turn out to be the cheaper one lol. Regardless of price I think the left one is of higher quality.

Wow, after all the back and forth on this subject in the other thread I figured this would get a lot of response. It sure got quiet in a hurry!

Well, since it seems no one else wants to step up to the plate here it is.......

'handymann3' called it, the one you three brave souls called the "quality" piece is in fact the so-called "junk". The HEI on the left in the pictures is the $49.99 piece and the one on the right is the $129.99 piece. By the time I got done taking the pics I had to check the label to remember which was which. BTW, the cheaper HEI's are now $42.99.

"You get what you pay for." Well, not always.......

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It would be sad if the 49.99 (now 42.99) distributor was made in the US, and the 129.98 distributor was made in China...

But then again...maybe not. Cheaper to buy american...for once.
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It would be sad if the 49.99 (now 42.99) distributor was made in the US, and the 129.98 distributor was made in China...

But then again...maybe not. Cheaper to buy american...for once.
They are obviously made in the same plant by the same people regardless of where it is, and it's probably China. The only difference is the packaging and sticker on the more expensive one. I hardly see that being worth an extra $80.

There was paperwork with the $49.99 distributor with the name WYSCO on it, they are a wholesaler in CA. Here's a link to their website.

http://www.wysco.com/autoparts/distributor.asp
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The only difference is the packaging and sticker on the more expensive one.
Good job, Hippie.
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Still not convinced about that... have a Summit blueprint HEI ditributor that never worked , a friend of mine has one of those e-bay distributor brand new out of the box.. never worked.. We both bought MSD street-fire and turned out to be perfect...And yes how amazing all parts look so similar with the little detail that one works not the other one...
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My ebay "Warp" distributer that looks like an Accell has worked great up to 6800rpm.
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If you think about it real hard, how they can sell a complete ready to run distributor for less than a GM control module for the same dist. And pretty close for the price of a cap and rotor. I am running one of these in a 355, so far no issues. Thanks for sharing
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