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Old 06-17-2013, 08:49 PM
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HEI Distributor cap and rotor question

So when i was dropping the v8 into my s10 i broke the rotor on the distributor (cap was removed) so my question is, do all HEI distributors use the same cap and rotors? Coil located in cap

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more info please

GM hei dist. are generally the same physical size but there are levels of quality.
OEM, high performance coils and foreign made junk.
Why do you ask?

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I was just making sure i got the right rotor, the distributor is made by TSP, and i was just wondering if say an accel cap and rotor would be the same
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not aftermarket

I assumed that you were referring to GM hei products or OEM replacements.
Can't tell you about aftermarket stuff.

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Just make sure you don't get the low grade cheap stuff, ask for brass pole cap and rotor. The cheap **** have aluminum poles, corrode quicker!
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I was just making sure i got the right rotor, the distributor is made by TSP, and i was just wondering if say an accel cap and rotor would be the same

Accel makes a cap and rotor kit , it has brass terminals

as long as you get one for a chevy v8 engine and not any other
make (olds/catty/etc)
#8122 is tan # 8123 is black cap.
cap +rotor with brass kit
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Accel makes a cap and rotor kit , it has brass terminals

as long as you get one for a chevy v8 engine and not any other
make (olds/catty/etc)
#8122 is tan # 8123 is black cap.
cap +rotor with brass kit
Every GM factory style V8 HEI uses the same cap and rotor.
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Every GM factory style V8 HEI uses the same cap and rotor.
ok, devoiced coil hei.
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