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Old 10-12-2013, 09:49 AM   #1
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Time for a new distributor

So I am in need of a new distributor for my 94. Any suggestions on a good brand? Should I just go for stock? I've been looking at an MSD unit for the longest time, but now I'm interested in this one as well- http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/...ed-Distributor But do I even have a roller camshaft since the engine is stock?
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:03 PM   #2
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nothing is better then stock

i have a msd that is sitting on the shelf... to get it to work reliably i had to replace both the pickup and tfi with a motorcraft. i also had to mill the end of the shaft and then clean it up on a lathe since it was 1/8" too long and started the mushroom at the hex end


yes you have a roller cam
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:08 AM   #3
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nothing is better then stock

i have a msd that is sitting on the shelf... to get it to work reliably i had to replace both the pickup and tfi with a motorcraft. i also had to mill the end of the shaft and then clean it up on a lathe since it was 1/8" too long and started the mushroom at the hex end


yes you have a roller cam
QFT MSD has become junk.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:49 AM   #4
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$300 Motorcraft it is.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:15 AM   #5
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Actually, it looks like they stopped making them.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:10 PM   #6
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$65.95

http://www.partsgeek.com/3p1n2c7-for...ardone+30-2888



Paypal me the 240.00 please
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:52 PM   #7
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$65.95

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Old 10-15-2013, 06:27 AM   #8
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It's an A1-Cardone Reman.... I never had issues with their line of reman's anyone else ?
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:36 AM   #9
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as long as the end play and side to side movement is in spec the reman unit should be ok. ideally you want a motorcraft pickup and tfi on it but the unit itself should be ok
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:57 AM   #10
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What issues were you having or what led you to believe you needed a new dizzy? I'm asking for my knowledge and future reference.

and the dealer no longer can get a motorcraft dizzy either?
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:16 PM   #11
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What issues were you having or what led you to believe you needed a new dizzy? I'm asking for my knowledge and future reference.

and the dealer no longer can get a motorcraft dizzy either?
I got a whole 'nother problem now.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:43 AM   #12
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I got a whole 'nother problem now.
ok if you dont mind fill me in with the inital problem with you needing a new dizzy and the ones now. I might can help as well but want to know about what problems to look for possibly one day cause my dizzy is the original one also that came on motor when i did the swap
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:41 PM   #13
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Just be on the lookput for a bad stator if you have any issues with the engine dying after it warms up and won't restart....until the car cools off and then will restart no problem. If it does this the stator in in the distributor is bunk. I know because I had this happen with a reman piece I purchased when my distributor in my old fox went bad. Replaced it only to find the problem was never resolved because the stator in the new one was bad as well.

Bought a completely new one with all new oem parts and it worked like a charm. Just a heads up.
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:41 AM   #14
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Just be on the lookput for a bad stator if you have any issues with the engine dying after it warms up and won't restart....until the car cools off and then will restart no problem. If it does this the stator in in the distributor is bunk. I know because I had this happen with a reman piece I purchased when my distributor in my old fox went bad. Replaced it only to find the problem was never resolved because the stator in the new one was bad as well.

Bought a completely new one with all new oem parts and it worked like a charm. Just a heads up.
thats why i was asking what problems he had that led him to replace the whole dizzy because just as you described i have replaced the dizzy twice since 02 for the same symtoms but never the whole dizzy so I'm wondering why guys replace the whole dizzy
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:17 PM   #15
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My experience with aftermarket distributors has been bad.
Another vote for a stock reman.
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