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  • 5brown1
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    My receipt for the Pertronix powered HEI distributor I recently purchased from a Studebaker vendor was $490. It did not include the coil or plug wires. That did include shipping.

    And CRT does sell parts - the module is less than $20.

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  • E. Davis
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    When I bought my Hawk the seller had installed the mopar electronic ignition system. This consists of a mopar distributor, electronic control unit and ballast resistor all available from Chrysler parts. I also have another complete conversion unit I carry in the trunk in case any thing goes awry on a road trip. I think the whole setup is american made with parts readily available and seems to have worked flawlessly for at least the last ten years that I know of. I'm sure its just as reliable as off shore goods and probably cheaper.

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  • 64V-K7
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    Originally posted by 11SecAvanti View Post
    Plug wires came from Summit.
    Part # pls..

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  • Dan White
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    MAXX sells spare modules. I assume CRT does as well.

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  • 11SecAvanti
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    Went with the CRT for $189. All the wiring and coil included in this kit. Plug wires came from Summit.

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  • 5brown1
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    11SecAvanti Did you get the Maxx or the CRT?

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  • 64Avanti
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    Actually the gear should be cast iron not steel!

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  • tsenecal
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    Another question is: where do you get parts for them if they fail. Even worse if it happened in the moddle of a trip. I guess that if i had one, I would want to carry a spare module.

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  • 11SecAvanti
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    My unit and coil arrived Thursday and got the HEI wires Friday. If it performs as good as it looks then it is a winner for me. Should have a test firing by the end of the week. But the quality appearance is A+ and total weight is about 4 lbs. I like the delco window style distributors but they tend to have 2-3 + degrees spark timing swings at high rpm.

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  • Bud
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    Joe, I agree with you 100%. Most of Mallory's stuff was made off shore toward the end. If the quality of these distributors is good, then it will hurt the Studebaker vendors that are selling the Mallory parts or are spending a bunch of time and money rebuilding original distributors. It would be tough for me to do a complete rebuild on an original Delco or Prestolite distributor for 150 bucks that a new one that is fully electronic costs when the parts needed and the labor it takes to do a good job are added up. I'm interested in hearing how the new distributors work out. Bud

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  • JoeHall
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    In order for the Rockwell number on the Chinese drive gear to mean anything, we'd need to know the Rockwell of the OEM drive gear. I have no idea about Rockwells, but do know the OEM one is surprisingly soft. Seems most here are just out to bash the new distributor, but maybe we ought to wait till someone actually tests one.

    As for offshore parts, most of us try to avoid them. But despite our efforts, it's near impossible nowadays. OTOH, if these distributors prove to be OK, they will knock the bottom out of the market for those that have been provided by one of our favorite vendors, for several years now. I'd be willing to bet those have offshore parts in them too. Has anyone tested the Rockwell on those drive gears yet?

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  • 64V-K7
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    I might want to check the oil pump drive end also...

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  • DEEPNHOCK
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    A short vido on how to hardness test a metal surface using a Rockwell hardness test unit....

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  • DEEPNHOCK
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    For those durious about wth the Rockwell scale numbers mean..
    Using their 'tool' you push on the surface of your test material and read the indentation of the probe end.
    The amount of indentation tells you the 'hardness' of the metal at that particular point.





    Originally posted by 64Avanti View Post
    Maybe it was only in the B range!

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  • 64Avanti
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    Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
    What was the Rockwell C number?
    Maybe it was only in the B range!

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