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

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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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Read this complete ad before purchasing this product. Before you ask any questions about this product, please read the "Important Note" in the lower section of this ad.

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. The HEI cap is 5.25" in diameter and 5.00" tall. If your car came equipped (1975 & up) with an HEI unit, then you should not have a problem. The firewall tunnel on many GM vehicles (pre-1975) 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. The super cap is not any wider than the distributor cap but due to the fact that it's as wide as the cap, it may interfere with the curved firewall tunnel on pre-75 model cars. If you think this unit may not work, we have the OEM style HEI unit with a slightly 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 number designates the color of the cap. The OE style coil cover on our 6501 models is tapered inward 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.

This distributor uses one wire to power it up. Be sure to have 12+ volts going to this unit. If you are installing it in an early model car that had a points distributor in it, you may have to run a dedicated wire to the distributor. Point type distributors ran on a reduced amount of voltage, and the wires going to them will have an in-line ballast resistor in them, or possibly a firewall resistor. You must by-pass this.

You may run a flat tappet cam cam gear or a hyd. roller cam gear with this distributor. Cams that are aftermarket solid roller billet steel type may have a billet steel gear on them, and the gear will have to be changed to a bronze gear. Some billet steel cams have a regular cast steel gear pressed on them and some don't. Check with the company that made the cam if you're not sure.

The mechanical advance span on these distributors is approximately 20 degrees. In other words, if you set your total timing at around 32 degrees, the initial timing (at idle) without the vac. advance hooked up will fall back to around 12 degrees. These distributors have medium to stiff springs in them, and don't fully total out until around 4500 rpm. We would think that after the springs have been used for a short time they will total out sooner than 4500 rpm. You can easily change out the springs to a milder set if you like, and some of the curve kits also come with different weights. This distributor also has an adjustable vacuum advance, and this will allow you to control just how much advance it adds to your initial timing when it's hooked up. The effects of this can also vary depending on what source you hook it up to. Some prefer direct manifold vacuum, and some prefer hooking it up to the carburetor. Some carbs have multiple ports to choose from.

This distributor also has a provision for an electronic tach. The cap is clearly marked for this provision.

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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.

This is the best HEI unit made, for the new low price listed above, with the best warranty. 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 GEN 1 CHEVY ENGINES THAT ARE CARBURETED.

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

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.

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

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.

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 CARBURETED 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.


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

We consider this the absolute best mod you can do to 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 the performance difference in your engine if you have any of the above issues with your old distributor. All of the old HEIs 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.

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.

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.

Very Important Note.

Our technical knowledge is limited on this product. Our sales staff are usually unable to answer many of the questions asked. Many of the questions are, "how do you install this distributor", "what model cars will this work in", "how do I wire it up" Most of the people on our sales staff simply don't know these answers, and even if we did, the time involved answering so many of these questions is what led us to writing this notice. We update info in our listings on a regular basis, and if it's not in the ad, then there's a good chance we don't know the info. There is a solution to this problem for those with numerous questions about the product. You have all heard the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, it is, and with that being said, a video is worth a million words. If you go to YouTube and type in key words such as, "How to install an HEI distributor" you will find dozens of highly informative videos showing the complete process step by step. These video are usually very accurate. We suggest that you watch several of them because some are easier to understand than others, and some have additional info in them that may not be covered in the others. You can't possibly go wrong watching these videos. At one time, we put installation instructions in our ads, and they led to much confusion for many, and the emails and calls coming were numerous. The videos on YouTube will be all you need. They are very simple and straightforward to follow. We did a search on the key words mentioned above, and literally hundreds of "how to" videos on every aspect of installing an HEI came up. There were even videos on changing over from a point distributor to an HEI.

    • We are not responsible for collateral damage caused by the use of this product.

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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 April 30, 2017, 9:46 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 April 30, 2017, 9:54 p.m. | Permalink

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