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Offline RedKing7

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Recommendation needed for replacement distributor
« on: July 02, 2017 - 05:25:15 pm »
It looks like my original distributor assembly has too many problems with it to fix.  This is an electronic ignition on a '72 Dodge Challenger 340, 4 barrel.

I could use recommendations for an aftermarket replacement that will work with the existing electronic control module, etc.  Is there something out there with a built in ignition coil so that I could take care of that too?




Offline 69bcuda

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Re: Recommendation needed for replacement distributor
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2017 - 06:13:24 pm »

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Re: Recommendation needed for replacement distributor
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017 - 06:28:49 pm »
Haven't heard anything good about the HEI style distributors made for Mopar's

I'd be looking into this for an OE style replacement  http://www.manciniracing.com/marapreldi.html
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Re: Recommendation needed for replacement distributor
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2017 - 06:52:08 pm »
Something to ask about when ordering..... I bought a new billet distributor from Jegs a couple years ago and had to send it back. It was taller than stock and my plug wires wouldn't fit.

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Re: Recommendation needed for replacement distributor
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2017 - 10:16:16 am »
more options............

http://www.4secondsflat.com/

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Re: Recommendation needed for replacement distributor
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2017 - 07:40:50 am »
I just got one off a guy on ebay his name is rick ehrenberg calls himself ricks mopars got a nice stock height one with tan cap  with good reworked  street curve seems like a decent guy to deal with had a good feedback , I was gonna go msd but my shaker restricts that plus I like factory look , dam those orange boxs lol , I'll let you know how it goes

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Re: Recommendation needed for replacement distributor
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017 - 11:53:44 am »
I don't care who or where you buy a reproduction Mopar distributor.

Likely only one or 2 manufacturers are making them out of China.

You need to disassemble them and put lube on the mechanical advance pins.
Lithium grease should work well enough. 

These distributors coming out of China are dry on the mechanical advance.
No lube whatsoever.

First one failed after only less than 3,000 miles on it.
Second one was a warranty replacement. Took it apart and it too was dry.
Mike, Fremont, CA.


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Re: Recommendation needed for replacement distributor
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017 - 03:24:18 pm »
yes true I had a msd ready to run lasted  one year couldn't believe it failed
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Re: Recommendation needed for replacement distributor
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2017 - 06:53:26 pm »
The Accel distributor I am using with the Rev N Nator is made in the USA.
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