I bought a distributor

models916

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I bought this to take it apart and check it out. I checked with the vendor a couple of times to verify that it is a 348-409 and not a sbc. They call it a sbc tall deck 348-409 distributor. Not sure why they call 348 409 a tall deck small block. They told me it would not fit a sbc or bbc. What the hell, for $58. I'll take a look. My HEI trigger is a ProComp from ShowCars and cost 4x that amount. Looks to be somewhat different . Could be just spare parts for my current one. Should get it in a couple of days, I'll report back.

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1958 delivery

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That's procomp and it is for 348/409. My price is $46 but with free shipping it comes out about the same. I could probably get them a little cheaper if I bellied up for more qty but I don't trust them.
 

bobs409

 
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I can install it in my 409 and do a "road test" if you need me to. (of course, I get to keep it free of charge for my trouble) :D

Been thinking of trying an HEI for my 409 to see if I notice any performance improvement.
 

models916

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Yep, that's why I contacted them twice about the fit. Bet it scares people away! $58 though, what is that, 8ยข an hour?
 

skipxt4

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What I'd like to know.:rolleyes How can China build Great products, like Motherboards, Video Cards, HDD's for computers, but when it comes to Auto Electronic's, they fail?:dunno
 

DonSSDD

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What I'd like to know.:rolleyes How can China build Great products, like Motherboards, Video Cards, HDD's for computers, but when it comes to Auto Electronic's, they fail?:dunno
Who ever asks them to build stuff specs the quality and they can build good quality, like brake shoes and pads (sometimes, maybe 15% are good). But who asks them to build this auto electronics stuff? Someone whose motivation is price, not quality.
 

MoboMac

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It's NOT just the Chinese.......over the years......if found that ANY aftermarket electronic ignition system or fancy coil/spark amplifier will be the FIRST part to give up the ghost...and leave you stranded at the side of the road...MSD Acell...even Mallory.....in the old days....

Whenever I but a new (old) car.......I toss that stuff in the junk pile....immediately...and replace with stock components...