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I'm rebuilding my distributor from the breaker
plate assembly and up. When I noticed in the
manual, that the distributor has governor springs
and governor weights. In older american distributors you can change the springs and the
weights to get better performance out of the
distributor. While back, someone posted about
how someone was selling a performance distributor.
Maybe the person replaced the springs and the weights.
 

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> I'm rebuilding my distributor from the
> breaker
> plate assembly and up. When I noticed in the
> manual, that the distributor has governor
> springs
> and governor weights. In older american
> distributors you can change the springs and
> the
> weights to get better performance out of the
> distributor. While back, someone posted
> about
> how someone was selling a performance
> distributor.
> Maybe the person replaced the springs and
> the weights.
Where are you finding the parts to rebuild it? Most of the old distributors I have run into have the same problem, the ball bearings come out of the plastic under the plate and it wont advance, or the vacuum advance is gone. I just went to Autozone and bought one remanufactured, with a lifetime warranty for 118 bucks!!! The point distributores are really cheap, less than 60. I don't know of anyone who sells a performance distributor for you, because of the 4 pin module. I have a carb. motor converted to electronic with the GM HEI module, and it kicks ass. Super coil and good wires, I'm set. TIM
 

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> I have triple Webers, headers, 2.25 exhaust, mild cam, N42 block, E31 head. What advaantage would the HEI give me over the Nissan electronic ignition. And how do you convert it ??
 

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> Where are you finding the parts to rebuild
> it? Most of the old distributors I have run
> into have the same problem, the ball
> bearings come out of the plastic under the
> plate and it wont advance, or the vacuum
> advance is gone. I just went to Autozone and
> bought one remanufactured, with a lifetime
> warranty for 118 bucks!!! The point
> distributores are really cheap, less than
> 60. I don't know of anyone who sells a
> performance distributor for you, because of
> the 4 pin module. I have a carb. motor
> converted to electronic with the GM HEI
> module, and it kicks ass. Super coil and
> good wires, I'm set. TIM

The Breaker plate assembly and vacuum controller
I got at the dealer and the rest of the parts
were from PEP Boys. It is a 79-83 distrutor.
I checked around most places wanted $250-$350
for a remanufactured. It cost me $150 so I saved
about $100 or more. IS yours a 75-78 distributor
and did yours come with the vacuum controller.
 
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