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Heads Up, Dodgy Parts Supplier in OZ
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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-11-15 9:38 PM (#573633)
Subject: Heads Up, Dodgy Parts Supplier in OZ


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Just a heads up to aussies here.
I just bought a supposedly high quality electronic distributor from N & P Performance Parts on ebay.
After quite lengthy discussion convincing me that their product was high quality, not some cheapo Chinese knock off, I bought one.

I didnt want to buy the super cheap $80 ebay ones and I didnt want to spend $800 on an MSD so I bought this "excellent quality MSD replacement" as they put it for $390 from a reputable aussie seller thinking it would be a good idea.

The car ran like crap, really bad and pinging its head off.

The supplier said the I was the exception and the distributor is good for everyone else.
No more help from them and they dont respond to any more messages.
Just ignore me now even after sending them the data asking them for help.

I took it to the expert they recommended early on to get it more suitable curved to the same spec as the original as all that pinging and poor performance couldnt be doing any good.

The expert they sent me to said "oh, another one of those pieces of Chinese s%^t"

This is the result, a curve that is totally useless for pretty much anything Ive ever seen on 4 wheels.
Not just useless but dangerous for our motors.

Cost me another $150 to have it recurved back to suitable standard spec and to make it worse, the module was rubbish and had to be replaced with a Bosch for another $100.
So all up, another $275 (with GST) to fix something that was supposed to be correct and plug and play.

To make it worse, its exactly the same cheapo Chinese unit you can buy for $80 :-(

Should have bought an MSD for a few bucks more.

Have a look at this dangerous ignition curve compared to stock!

Beware of this ebay seller  justincaseinvest

Hoping none of you get caught out like I did!



Edited by 1coolbanana 2018-11-15 9:39 PM
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The Adventurer
Posted 2018-11-18 5:12 AM (#573690 - in reply to #573633)
Subject: RE: Heads Up, Dodgy Parts Supplier in OZ



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Sorry to hear your tales of woe , its aweful buying something someone lied to you about .

This is the very reason I only use Genuine correct numbered parts on my cars , I would be livid if this happened to me . I guess a hard lesson learned and one we've all been through annoyingly , but at least you got it sorted in the end even if its not the nicer part you wanted .
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ttotired
Posted 2018-11-18 4:15 PM (#573746 - in reply to #573633)
Subject: Re: Heads Up, Dodgy Parts Supplier in OZ



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I used an $80 one in my dodge and had no dramas at all with it

I will say though that I never checked the curve and it did ping at first, but I was able to tune that out with the carbs

I would use one again (the module does concern me though)

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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-11-18 5:02 PM (#573750 - in reply to #573746)
Subject: Re: Heads Up, Dodgy Parts Supplier in OZ


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ttotired - 2018-11-19 7:15 AM

I used an $80 one in my dodge and had no dramas at all with it

I will say though that I never checked the curve and it did ping at first, but I was able to tune that out with the carbs

I would use one again (the module does concern me though)



Yeah, I should have got the $80 one and saved myself $300!

What carb are you running?
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The Adventurer
Posted 2018-11-18 8:29 PM (#573757 - in reply to #573633)
Subject: RE: Heads Up, Dodgy Parts Supplier in OZ



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I Always run the correct numbered AFB 4 barrel Carb the car came with , ive never had a problem . Once you change one thing on engines it changes many other things , so stock is best in my opinion , but most people don't agree or think like that, so don't let me sway you ! I just bought a complete NOS 392 hemi Distributor on ebay for $250US , it cost $375 AU here to rebuild an original and it wont ever be like NOS .
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matte
Posted 2018-11-18 8:36 PM (#573759 - in reply to #573757)
Subject: RE: Heads Up, Dodgy Parts Supplier in OZ



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The Adventurer - 2018-11-18 8:29 PM

I Always run the correct numbered AFB 4 barrel Carb the car came with , ive never had a problem . Once you change one thing on engines it changes many other things , so stock is best in my opinion , but most people don't agree or think like that, so don't let me sway you ! I just bought a complete NOS 392 hemi Distributor on ebay for $250US , it cost $375 AU here to rebuild an original and it wont ever be like NOS .


I like stock as well. Car Manufacturers spent bucket loads of money getting it all to work correctly together.. Never had a problem with points on my cars or bikes. Have had a crap load of problems with electronic ignition, factory and aftermarket.


If they said it was high quality and not a chinese knock off then it turns out to be, you can put in a dispute to ebay. You may get some or all money back. If you communicated via eBay, they will see where the seller promoted as not being junk...




Edited by matte 2018-11-18 8:46 PM
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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-11-18 8:42 PM (#573760 - in reply to #573633)
Subject: Re: Heads Up, Dodgy Parts Supplier in OZ


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Im using the stock Carter, just rebuilt it and just jetting it correctly to suit the manifold.
Huge improvement so far.
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34 Airflow
Posted 2018-11-19 9:18 PM (#573807 - in reply to #573633)
Subject: Re: Heads Up, Dodgy Parts Supplier in OZ



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Try Performance Ignition systems in Melbourne next time, they do amazing work and are very quick. I've had numerous done by them over the years, many will know their scorcher brand. Send them the engine specs and they will do the rest.
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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-11-19 10:54 PM (#573817 - in reply to #573807)
Subject: Re: Heads Up, Dodgy Parts Supplier in OZ


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34 Airflow - 2018-11-20 12:18 PM

Try Performance Ignition systems in Melbourne next time, they do amazing work and are very quick. I've had numerous done by them over the years, many will know their scorcher brand. Send them the engine specs and they will do the rest.


Good to know, thanks.
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