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Offline Aussie_Boss302

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Is this a fake distributor?
« on: December 03, 2012, 07:18:22 pm »
I’ve read several threads about identifying fake distributors and I must admit I’m pretty confused.  The discussions seem to center around the location of the main wire hole.  At the risk of initiating another flare up, the distributor below came as a spare with my car.  It seems correct (as far as I can tell), but the wire exit hole isn’t close to the cap hold down clamp… supposedly, where the real deal exits.







Does this look like a “reproduction” and if it is where did it come from?

Thanks,
Roy

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Re: Is this a fake distributor?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 07:32:55 pm »
It looks legit except for the black coil wire coming out of the distributor. It should be closer to the distributor cap clip. Thats some times a give away to a fake but some folks claim some original Boss distributors had coil wires located there.  :-\

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Re: Is this a fake distributor?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 07:35:04 pm »
WOW...They are getting better at these restamps
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Re: Is this a fake distributor?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 08:07:15 pm »
if its a spare, or if u didnt pay top dollar, and it works, then i dont see an issue with using it. if u have doubts, then dont sell it, but jsut keep it as a spare or use as ur regular one and put ur legit one away

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Re: Is this a fake distributor?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012, 08:38:00 pm »
   IMHO they are both restamps. The vacuum adavnce mechanisim is FOR SURE and the dist looks like its been altered as well.
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Offline Aussie_Boss302

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Re: Is this a fake distributor?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 08:47:35 pm »
I don't intend to sell it, or use it for that matter, and I didn't pay big bucks for it.  I'm just curious, if it's a fake, then someone changed Cxxx to C9ZF... That doesn't look easy.  The "E" and "X12" don't look like the ones stamped on Mustangtek website.  If it wasn't refinished (with visible sanding marks on the housing) I could argue it's the real deal... I can't argue it's the real deal.

Does anyone have a hole correct distributor with stampings similar to these?

Offline Wembley

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Re: Is this a fake distributor?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2012, 10:01:34 pm »

Even if you ignore the incorrect hole location, this is a clear restamp. 

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Re: Is this a fake distributor?
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012, 06:47:46 am »
I don't intend to sell it, or use it for that matter...

So you are going to do what with it?  Looks good, and will work for 99% of the mission 99% of the time.  I'll give you 1 million for it.
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Re: Is this a fake distributor?
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2012, 08:41:09 am »
   Yen?
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Re: Is this a fake distributor?
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2012, 08:49:54 am »
Previous posting on Boss 302 distributors:

http://www.boss302.com/smf/index.php?topic=58299.30

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Re: Is this a fake distributor?
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2012, 10:12:42 am »
I don't intend to sell it, or use it for that matter...

So you are going to do what with it?  Looks good, and will work for 99% of the mission 99% of the time.  I'll give you 1 million for it.

Danoh, I have recently read the microscopic print on your offer and it seems you are really offering 1,000,000 Doll Hairs, not Dollars.
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Re: Is this a fake distributor?
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2012, 11:09:16 am »
Yes the wire hole is too far away from the cap hold down clip.

http://www.boss302.com/smf/index.php?topic=46198.0

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Re: Is this a fake distributor?
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2012, 08:10:07 pm »
Yes, the distribiution in the picture is a fake. No doubt about it.

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Re: Is this a fake distributor?
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2012, 02:09:28 pm »
If you magnify the E you can clearly see a C stamped under it.
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Re: Is this a fake distributor?
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2012, 12:24:02 am »
If you magnify the E you can clearly see a C stamped under it.

Good eye.  The hole location and severe sanding - dead giveaways.