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SBC BBC CHEVY 350 383 SUPER 65K HEI DISTRIBUTOR 6500-R

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UPC331975891440
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Shipping Cost $10
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HIGH PERFORMANCE CHEVY V-8 SUPER 65K VOLT HEI DISTRIBUTOR

FITS 283, 305, 307, 327, 350, 383, (stroker) 396, 400, 427, 454, 496 and many more.

CHEVY V-8 SBC AND BBC 65000 VOLT HEI DISTRIBUTOR FOR GEN 1 CHEVY ENGINES.

PART NUMBER 6500-R

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This is the true original super 65K model. We have tested our HEI distributor up to 7000 rpm on an SBC 350 engine with 13:1 compression ratio, and made 535 hp on the dyno.

Be sure you have sufficient firewall clearance before purchasing. This unit is one full inch wider in diameter, and approximately one and a half inches taller compared to a point style distributor. If your car came equipped with an HEI unit, then you should not have a problem. The firewall tunnel on many GM vehicles with point style distributors will allow space for the full size HEI unit with the Super cap, but there are some that do not have enough clearance.

It is usually the large flat coil cover on the Super cap that causes a fit issue. If you think this unit may not work, we have the OEM style HEI unit with a smaller coil cover, rather than the large flat coil covers on units referred to as"Super Caps." Our 6500 distributors all have the large flat Super Cap coil cover. Our 6501 HEI distributors all have the original equipment style coil cover. The letter at the end of the part numbers designates the color of the cap. The OE style coil cover on our 6501 models is tapered down on the top sides, and offers slightly more clearance than the Super Cap. Both units function exactly the same. The only difference is the appearance.

If you think the 6501 unit with the OE style cap is still not small enough, then you may need the small base ready to run HEI unit. It has a base and cap the size of an original point distributor, but requires an external coil. These are called "Ready to Run" or "Small Base HEI Distributors." The part number is 6701 for Chevy engines. See our other listings for a full variety of distributors.

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This article is not specific to the unit advertised in this ad. This is a generic article on the main differences among the three styles of HEI distributors we offer.

The quality of this unit far exceeds any of the others on the market. We have much less tolerance for failure than many other sellers seem to have. Other sellers claim to have the best, and we know that to not to be true in many cases. We have now lowered our prices for the first time to be in line with the other low cost units on the market, but we will continue to offer the same high quality unit.

This is the best HEI unit made, for the new low price listed above, with the best warranty and customer service offered by any seller on the web. Now would also be a good time to shop our other listings for many other items at record low prices.

We have a full line of parts available for this distributor, including caps of various colors and styles, as well as coil cover, coil, module, rotor button, and distributor hold down. We also offer a Master Tune Up Kit. This kit is a very popular seller. It has all the spare parts you would ever need to be back up and running in minutes should a problem arise. Many people who buy our distributors purchase this kit. If you're looking for a single spare or replacement part for this distributor, we also have them listed.

COMPLETE DISTRIBUTOR: CAP, ROTOR BUTTON, 65K COIL, MACHINED ALUMINUM BODY, STEEL SHAFT, GEAR, MODULE, AND PICKUP!

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FITS MOST BIG BLOCK AND SMALL BLOCK CHEVY ENGINES THAT ARE CARBURETED.

(WILL NOT FIT 350 366 OR 427 INDUSTRIAL ENGINES USED IN LARGE TRUCKS AND BUSES.)

LIFETIME warranty!

This is the last distributor you will ever have to buy!

Warranty is valid regardless of street/strip or off road use.

THIS TRULY IS THE BEST DEAL YOU WILL EVER SEE ON A COMPLETE 65K FACTORY MARKED HEI DISTRIBUTOR. WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THE NO. 1 SELLER ON AFTERMARKET DISTRIBUTORS, AND WE WILL CONTINUE IN THIS POSITION. OUR HEI UNIT IS FAR SUPERIOR TO ANY OF THE OTHER LOW COST UNITS ON THE MARKET.

TECH INFO, PLEASE CALL 423-722-5152.

Installation instructions listed in the lower portion of this ad.

YOU CAN REPLACE YOUR POINT STYLE DISTRIBUTOR WITH THIS UNIT IF YOU HAVE ENOUGH FIREWALL CLEARANCE. THE DIFFERENCE IN PERFORMANCE IS DRAMATIC.

WE'VE BEEN ASKED MANY TIMES IF EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS INCLUDED, AND THE ANSWER IS YES.

Shipping rates are half-price after the first item with the highest shipping rate. This results in huge savings when purchasing multiple items.

Read the feedback from individuals who have purchased this unit, and you will be convinced of its quality and value.

THIS IS THE NEWEST VERSION ON THE MARKET, WITH A MUCH IMPROVED MODULE SYSTEM THAT GREATLY REDUCES FAILURES,

AS WELL AS THE NEW 65K COIL!! THIS COIL IS ESSENTIAL ON ANY MODIFIED ENGINE.

BRAND NEW IN THE BOX. FIRST LINE ITEM.

THIS HEI FITS MOST SMALL AND BIG BLOCK CHEVY ENGINES FROM 55 UP TO 86. BB & SB!!!


Will also fit later V-8 Gen 1 engines that have converted to carburetor.

Notice the precision machine work on the distributor body. Many others are not like this. We have been very selective on our choice, as there are many HEI's on the market.

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We have sold this same unit for several years, and many high performance engines run this unit. This is a much improved model. All parts are brand new, first line quality. We know there are several manufacturers on the market, and we have been very selective in choosing the best company to make our distributors.

We strongly recommend a new set of plug wires to go with your new distributor. Those running a point system often used a 7mm wire, and this is not sufficient to carry the high voltage produced by the HEI unit. 8mm plug wire diameter or larger should be used with any HEI distributor. We offer exceptional deals on spark plug wires with a wide variety of colors and boot styles. See our other listings for our high quality, low priced plug wires.

  • Fully CNC Machined housing
  • Adjustable vacuum advance canister to improve economy while cruising
  • Premium caps with brass terminals, and a low-saturation ignition module
  • True spark alignment for instantaneous response at high RPM
  • 65K coil on all HEI distributors

LIFETIME warranty on this distributor.

WE ARE THE NO.1 WHOLESALE MARKETERS OF HEI DISTRIBUTORS IN THE COUNTRY.

MANY GARAGES AND SPEED SHOPS PURCHASE THESE IN CASE LOTS FROM US.

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This is the perfect upgrade for your classic Chevy, or just as part of a tune-up. It would not be practical to re-install the original HEI in your engine if you are overhauling it.

Here are a few problems you are likely to encounter when using an old distributor.

  • excessive end shaft play
  • bushing wear
  • weak coil
  • worn or cracked cap and/or button
  • weak module
  • corrosion buildup
  • weakened advance springs
  • gear wear

If converting from points to HEI, this alone is a huge upgrade.

All of the above can greatly affect the performance of your engine.


These are just a few issues with old distributors. For the low cost of a completely new one, it just makes little sense to use the original distributor. When we rebuild any early model Chevy engine, we insist the customer purchase a new distributor. You will notice a performance difference in your engine if you have any of the above issues with your old distributor. All of the old HEI's we see have excess end play in the shaft. I'm sure the coils on them are not at full voltage. This is much more than the OEM model. All car makers have dramatically improved the ignition systems over the years on cars and trucks. This is an indication of how important it is to have a proper ignition system.

I consider this the absolute best mod you can do to your engine.

WE HAVE ACCESSORY ITEMS AVAILABLE FOR THIS DISTRIBUTOR.

This distributor also has the performance curve setup. Do not be misled into thinking other HEI's on the market are superior to this. If anything, they are most likely the older version. We have sold more HEI's than any seller, and we provide the newest models available.

Important Note.

The part numbers for distributors beginning with 65 and 85 are interchangeable. The distributors are identical in every respect. We changed the artwork on the package to private labeling and our supplier had to change our part number to distinguish our private label (85 series) from the standard labeling sold to other suppliers (65 series). You may receive the alternate part number since we still have both in stock.


Installation Instructions.


    • 1

      Remove the distributor cap from the HEI distributor. Place the distributor gasket up over the gear arm of the distributor and set it in place underneath the distributor body. Apply a thin layer of silicon gel between the distributor and the gasket and the distributor gasket and the engine to create a better seal once the distributor is seated on the engine. Silicon gel is a liquid gasket that is used frequently in performance shops to help seal two parts together, even if they have a gasket to line the joint already. Silicon liquid gasket dries into a rubber product that helps bind a gasket in place, preventing leaks.

    • 2

      Turn the distributor so that the rotor will be in the same place as the factory rotor when the engine was stopped and before the old distributor was removed. Insert the distributor gear into the engine. As the distributor gear meshes with the cam shaft, the distributor's rotor will turn. Get the distributor installed with the rotor in the same position as the old one was before it was removed. If the rotor moves when inserting the distributor into the engine, rotate the rotor enough so that after inserted, the rotor is in the correct location

    • 3

      Tighten the distributor hold-down fastener just enough so that it is snug. The distributor housing will need to be turned so that the vacuum canister is also pointed in the same direction as the old canister before it was removed. Both the distributor rotor and the vacuum canister need to be positioned in the same way as the old ones were, so that the timing will be close enough to the original to get the engine started. Mixed and matched rotors and vacuum canisters can prevent the engine from starting, thus eliminating the chance to correct the timing.

    • 4

      Place the distributor cap onto the distributor. Connect the spark plug wires onto the distributor cap in the correct order. Spark plug wires should be marked prior to removing an old distributor so that when a new distributor is installed, the wires can be reconnected easily and in the correct order. Starting with the spark plug wire from the number one cylinder, begin to replace the wires one at a time going from cylinder one to cylinder eight.

    • 5

      Connect the vacuum hose to the vacuum canister of the HEI distributor. You can connect a tachometer to the adapter located on the side of the HEI distributor cap. Start the engine and check the timing to get the new HEI distributor tuned properly. The new HEI distributor will let a factory engine burn more fuel. The timing of the spark is important to get right, and the timing should be adjusted each time the demand for power is increased. After the timing has been adjusted, tighten the HEI distributor hold-down fastener completely to finish the job.

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Customer Reviews

  1. From ebay user t***s

    Replaced my wore out factory distributor with this and it works great. Awesome

    Reviewed by t***s on Jan. 26, 2017, 5:19 a.m. | Permalink

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  2. From ebay user u***k

    Great communication but FedEx lost my package 6 days no falt of the shipper.

    Reviewed by u***k on Jan. 26, 2017, 5:49 p.m. | Permalink

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