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My brother is in the market for a new distributor for his 460 (Edelbrock heads, 850 demon carb, 280* adv. cam) and found a guy selling "Pro Comp" brand ignition setup (distributor, '6AL' box, coil) for cheap and was wondering about the quality. He was also considering the DUI setup like advertized here. Any input? I've an MSD Pro Billet on my 289 and it's run great... and my Mallory Unilite in the Bronco has been no problems as well but I wouldn't use it in a high-performance app like his. He's had a Holley Annihilator distributor and also a Mallory electronic one and had problems with both, so looking for an alternative to those.
 

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You're going to get a lot of the 'Chinese Crap!' replies to pretty much anything that says 'Pro Comp' on it. Might want to keep that in mind. I for one have never run one, but was considering it as well. For the money, if it goes bad it goes bad I suppose. Not much of a loss.

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spend a few more bucks and get a Performance Distributor DUI. They will custom curve the advance to the specs of his motor.
 

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If the company is procomp electronics from canada all of their products are great.i personally have a probillet distributor from themand a set of aluminum heads and the distributor performs just as good if not better than the msd and the heads kick ass too.Id say its safe to get the procomp distributor if its the company from canada
 

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I've used Pro Comp stuff, but honestly the more items and pieces a component has.... the greater the chance of it being screwed up.

Chinese intakes. A lot of them sold. Very simple in construction with few things to go wrong. Little rough out of the box.... but very easy to clean up with a die grinder and carbide burr.

Chinese heads. I've personally ported and used a set of 175cc heads on my 1990 F150. Port design isn't too bad. Really rough out of the box, but they ended flowing 267 cfm on my bench out of an actual 165 cc. Push rod hole locations at the top aren't exactly right, leading to a small amount of rubbing as the hardened steel pushrods made their own clearance in the softer aluminum.

Electronics? Ouch. Too many components for my liking. I'd like to use flashlights as a comparison. I buy a cheap Harbor Freight LED flashlight for $6. It lasts 3 weeks. I buy a nice American LED flashlight at WalMart for $20. It lasts 3 years... See what I mean?

MSD distributors are so good because of how easily adjustable the timing curve is. The 6AL boxes are used by NASCAR. I own 4 of 'em. Any probs, I send them back to MSD and $35 later, I basically have a new box.

Look on Ebay for MSD deals. Even if you buy a broke 6AL box for $50, you send it off to MSD and you have a new box for $90.

Just my experience.
 

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If it moves and its from pro comp I would tell guys to pass. How ugly it would be if that dizzy destructed itself and spewed shrapnel throughout your motor.
 

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On 2007-02-16 12:17, boullestergm wrote:
I'd like to use flashlights as a comparison. I buy a cheap Harbor Freight LED flashlight for $6. It lasts 3 weeks. I buy a nice American LED flashlight at WalMart for $20. It lasts 3 years... See what I mean?
Since when does Walmart sell US made products?


(sorry I had to, But its oh so true.)
 

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i found that ford performance solutions sells them and they calibrate them to your combo, just give them your cam specs and bingo! the guy said $200 for the dizzy and calibration and they would guaruntee aganist any of the "procomp defects" and dont quote me but i think he said they were from canada. call them, the number is on there site www.f-p-s.com
 
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