It is really difficult to find quality parts nowadays. Thanks for the heads-up on their lack of quality. It makes me wonder about other companies. I like Classic Industries, but their stuff may be just as bad when it comes to distributors. I know HotRodLincoln mentioned it in one of your other threads, have you considered going HEI?
It is back on the table now and being researched. I have no desire to keep this dizzy in. If the top is wallowing and shaving, I no longer trust the drive gear or anything else. I have actually been disappointed by a couple of things I've bought from ClasssicParts now. Only took 14 months for the new rubbers I got to look as bad or worse than the ones I took off (gas filler neck grommet, gas filler next leaking fumes again, gas cap leaking fumes again, etc etc), and this girl is barn kept, away from weather and sun. Not a jab at CP, this just seems to be the shift across industry.
Often its better to rebuild the old parts then use these foreign after market parts. On the electrical parts like points, cond., & coils, get name brand parts from the local stores. I would not trust any of these HEI units sold at low prices. They know what their stuff is worth.
I only ran Delco or Blue Streak points/condenser and aside from having improper ballast resistor at first, never had issue. Im digging my bins now for all the old dizzy parts for a rebuild. I disassembled it to use it as an oil pump for priming the engine, just need to see if I can rebuild it as a stop gap solution now.
There are two kinds of GM ignition parts- - - - -Delco-Remy and "WRONG". There are enough original equipment distributors on Ebay that I'd never even consider an offshore manufactured "clone". Get an OEM distributor and do whatever is necessary to put it in "as new" condition, using original equipment parts.
Or get an original equipment HEI.
I would agree 100%. I was younger and much dumber a year ago, so it is a hard lesson learned on my end that I take full responsibility for. Being a year later, a year smarter, and a year more experienced, I am currently researching on HEI with plans to plop one in. I've done points now, I fully understand them, I can appreciate them for what they are, and im ready to move on.