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Mopar Distributor Limiter Plates only  $35.00 With Free Shipping

No More Welding and Filing!

This FBO Advance limiter plate will allow you to have the limiting abilities of a TRUE Mopar Performance Distributor in minutes.

Quick easy and changeable as you build your engines performance level.

One Masterfully Engineered Part gives you 0-10-12-14-16-18* of Mechanical Timing limits, changeable at any time.

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We all are aware that in order to run a performance engine especially with today's fuel formulations we need to have more initial timing in the motor but we still need to control the total timing which on most Mopar Engines is 34* or they will detonate.

Note: Max Compression Ratios on pump gas with Iron heads is 9.5:1, aluminum heads 10.5:1, 1 point of compression will add 2-5HP but if you have to retard your total timing by 1* it could take out 5-20HP out unless you running very high RPM's there is little to no gains achieved by building a motor with too much compression for pump gas, race gas is whole different set of rules.

In the past the you stripped down the distributor to remove the T-Bar and then guessed how much to weld up the slots to shortened the total mechanical advance limit or the amount of travel the weights have, which is the mechanical timing limit.

Once you had it all welded and filed smooth then you reassembled, ran the engine and checked the amount of total mechanical timing, then you took it all apart again and filed or welded more by guess and by golly and tried it again.... repeat several times to finally get it close and hope you have the slots both the same length.

 

J685S Install Instructions on line Click Here

No more! Whatever the amount of mechanical timing you want just select the correct slot, drop in the plate and your done!

Now you can have all the adjustability of a Mopar Performance distributor for a fraction of the cost. Simple installation with NO welding and filing and dead on perfect timing accuracy.

J685S Install Instructions on line Click Here

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Shows the J685 over the 12* Holes (22* Initial)

FBO-J685S Limiter discs are MADE IN USA from 100% American Stainless Steel and carry a

LIFETIME Warranty on Workmanship and Material... yours or ours whichever is shortest.

 

J685S Install Instructions on line Click Here

 

 

 

 

Now Lets Perfect The Tune-Up!

 

Now you've got 1/2 the job done, you've taken the time and invested in an excellent product to give your ignition a chance to operate correctly, but your only 1/2 way there.

 

Now you need to address your old antiquated transistor type ECU which is working hard to take away everything you just achieved.  Those old style Transistor ECU's from the 60's start retarding the timing at about 3200 and by 5200 most have pulled 8-10* of timing out of the motor!  How can it possibly perform correctly when it's retarding the timing so drastically?

 

Retarding the timing will take out 5-20 HP out of the motor for every degree, depending on the performance level of your engine.

The reliability of a Made In China Transistorized Orange, blue, green, pink, black whatever color ECU combined with the quality of the old unreliable ballast resistor makes your ignition a crap shoot, better carry spares, your going to need them.

 

Rich stinky Idle? Carb won't respond to your adjustment? Stumbles?

Poor Mileage?

 

It's all in the timing events, get it fixed before you damage your engine!

 

Need a new distributor?

The HRR688 a fully computerized ECU with the matching Pertronix coil bypasses that unreliable ballast resistor (5.5V) and feeds your ignition system at battery voltage, 12-15V...

 More Power In = More Power Out

  • Will Not retard the timing to 7000 RPM

  • 10 position REV Limiter 5200-7000 (200R steps)

  • Algorithm DEAD Stop REV Limiter

  • Plug and Play, stock mounting pattern

  • Billet housing

  • EPROM Microprocessor controlled

5 YEAR WARRANTY

MADE IN AMERICA!

 

How can we offer a 5 year Warranty?

It's a simple formula, design it using the best engineering and components, use ISO 9000 certified suppliers to guarantee consistency in manufacturing. Do your research and apply your nearly 50 years of experience, do 6 years of R&D and testing so that it's right from the 1st piece made to the latest piece.

Beware the Marketing Department: "New design, New for 2018, New Improved features." These statements are only telling you that there were problems in their original release. Check their warranty! Will anyone match our 5 YEAR WARRANTY?

Beware of ridiculous claims of massive HP gains over MSD or others I could write a book on why that statement doesn't make any sense.  Wait, I did write a book!

Compare our Warranty/Engineering/Quality to any other Manufacturer!

The Mystery of the Vacuum Can?

Ported or Constant?

Lets clear this up.... Generally, emissions equipped  vehicles use Ported and they are connected to a computer,  OBD1 or 2 to retard the timing based on information gather from a multitude of sensors in the vehicle.

Non-Emissions Hot Rods and Street Muscle Cars Pre-emissions use Constant. Many vehicles were built with specs that designated Ported, that was fine in 1975 when we used real gas and we could set the total advance to 25 with 5* initial and have the vac can pull the timing to 34 under load and fuel economy, formulations and costs were not an issue. These cars ran horrible and got terrible fuel economy, more gas ran out the tailpipe than got burned in the combustion chamber.

GM always used Constant Vacuum and built over 300 different set-ups for all there product lines until computers were introduced and everything changed to meet EPA emissions regulations.

So Your Hot Rod gets connected to CONSTANT manifold vacuum and the distributor needs to be set up properly to burn today's fuel formulations.  The Vacuum Can needs to be adjusted to pull enough timing in the motor to allow it to burn the today's fuel and limiters installed to set the part throttle cruise timing numbers so they don't pull the timing too high and cause a lean miss at cruise, it's a delicate balancing act to get it all correct.

Your carb has 4 Venturi's, as the air speed or velocity increases with throttle position a venturi creates high pressure in the center to fracture the fuel into small particles and "Opposite and Equal Reaction" is negative wall pressure.

The negative wall pressure is what draws the fuel through the booster and feeds the engine based on throttle position or air velocity. A carburetor is a simple metering device that delivers fuel and mixes it with the air to create clean combustion, the higher the velocity the more negative pressure the more it delivers, it's a pretty simple device.

How They Work

Ported vacuum: With that thought in mind consider if the distributor hooked to Ported Vac, as air speed increases the ported vac activates and starts to pull more and more timing in the motor as velocity increases. So if you set you total timing to 34* at 3000RPM that's when the ported starts to do it's job and advances the the timing to the total stroke of the vacuum can arm, usually 12-18* (without Limiters) so now have your total of 34* PLUS the stroke of the Canister arm of say 16* net result=50* of total timing under hard acceleration and your motor WILL "Detonate".  If you had a OBD1 computer it would pull that timing back to the 34* as all the sensors feed information to it.... and no detonation.

Now to Constant:  At idle/part throttle cruise you have high vacuum, the carb is nearly closed causing a restriction which creates the high vacuum level. Under this light load condition and lean AF ratios the motor needs more timing to burn the fuel (Lean Mixtures take Longer to Burn than rich mixtures) so you need more timing at idle and cruise to burn the fuel correctly and completely. When you stomp the throttle you have NO manifold Vacuum so you have NO vacuum timing and at NO time under high load will it ever advance more than the mechanical "All In" numbers.  Stop pointing your finger at the carb for rich idle and top end lean conditions.. It's In Your Distributor Tuning!  If your Buddy tells you to hook your Hot Rod distributor to Ported Vacuum, find a new friend because that guys advice is going to blow your crankshaft through the oil pan.  Same goes for the guy who say's to disconnect it, they obviously have no idea of how it works or what it does or why we use it.

This not hear-say or an opinion its engineering, based on physics formulas, calculated by people who are a lot smarter than me and I know that so I do what they tell me.  They come up with the numbers, we set them up accordingly.

If the Motor Makes 8" of vacuum at Idle with 30* of timing in it then it needs a properly calibrated Vacuum Can, we have Mopar and GM vacuum cans that will read 7" of vacuum.

There's all sorts of unqualified guy's on the "Internet" and so called "engine builders" who will try and argue this point with me, I give up.  They have no clue how the vac can works or what it does, if they did they would realize how ridiculous they sound to us, Jim and I account for over 100 years with well over 10,000 happy customers.

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J685 Limiter Disc Only

6 Position

J685S Instructions on line Click Here

 

$35.00

Free Shipping in USA

Canada, Australia and most of Europe Add 2oz Overseas rates apply

J685S Disc with 6 piece Spring Kit

J685S Instructions on line Click Here

$46.00

Free Shipping in USA

Canada, Australia and most of Europe Add USPS shipping rates apply usually around $10-$15

 

 

 

J685SK Full Kit- Disc, Spring kit and

 Tuning Guide

J685S Instructions on line Click Here

 

 

$59.00

Free Shipping to all of USA

Canada, Australia and most of Europe add 7 oz rectangular package rates

Usually less than $15.00

Limiter Plate, Spring kit, HRR688 Ignition module, Ballast Jumper Kit, PerTronix 40011 Super Hot Coil, Tuning to Win.

Limiter Plate full instructions on line.

J685S Instructions on line Click Here

DIY Performance Stock Type Tune up kit

Tune your stock type distributor -Update your Ignition system-Add a REV Limiter

Set up your own curve and save nearly $100.00

Our BEST DIY SELLER!

Tune-Up Kit $320.00

Free Shipping in USA

More kits are listed here

 

Australia Canada and most of  Europe Add Weight 8oz and location rates

 

Spectra Please note:

Spectra has bought the last facility that was making a decent Mopar Distributor and overnight changed the design and quality to such a low standard that even we can't fix them or give them any type of warranty and if we can't give you a multi year warranty then we won't sell them.

Update 1.2020: We have located a source of as cast distributors that we can modify to work very well. call for information I'll get website updated as time allows

New Billet Mopar Distributors

Tune Up & Upgrade Kit

Do It Yourself

Perfect For the DIY Guys

Everything you need to achieve the ultimate tune-up!

All common Mopar engines available 273/318/340/383/400/361/413/426 wedge/440

More kits are listed here

 

We're always here if you need any technical help

Give it a try, We know you can do this!

 

All SB and RB DIY price for all Mopar Wedge Engines

$519.00

383/400 add $40.00

Tan Female or Male Black Cap Included

All as cast OE type distributors have been discontinued   Our Supplier was bought out by a Chinese Manufacturer and the all quality was removed for Profit considerations, Price increased but quality is so low now even we can't make them work.. New Brand Name is "Spectra", beware! ProForm is also 100% Chinese and about the same quality level.

We have replaced them with a high quality Billet Distributor

 

 

Ignition Upgrade & Tuning kit

Limiter Plate, Spring Kit, HRR688 ECU w/ REV Limiter, Coil and Ballast Jumper

All for $299.00

 

 

 

HRR688 Warranty

5 Years!

Pertronix Coil - 30 Months

J685 Disc - Lifetime

 

 

 

 

Got MSD In Your Mopar?

Advance limiter bushings for most MSD Pro Billet and regular Billet distributors.

Each kit consists of a  CNC machined 10* and 14* limiter bushing.

10* has CNC Milled sides to fit in the variable dimensions of the MSD slot

Click here for more details

OR Shop on EBay at a higher price

 

eBay listings are higher to cover excessive fees levied by eBay and PayPal (about 14% right off the top)

 

MSD Limiter Bushing 10/14* Kit

In stock $39.00

Free Shipping to all USA addresses

Canada, Australia, Most of Europe Add Location and weight of 1oz

Tired of MSD box failures, rusty distributors, Non-Adjustable vacuum canisters designed for Emissions Controlled Vehicles and the inconsistency of your R2R unit??

There is an alternative, you don't have to settle for low quality unreliable imported Ignition Products!

Made In AMERICA

Always In Stock!

Contact your nearest location for Price and Availability

All Prices referenced are to USA customers

Prices may change without notice

Don't be cheated!

Note the OEM is a STEEL adjuster plate the Made in China version is PLASTIC easy to strip won't lock properly.

The Hex shape on the end of the canister designates the SAE standard for an Adjustable Vacuum Can most of the Asia imports have the hex but the can is NOT adjustable. Spectra, Proform and all the others cheat through deception.

Things are not always as they appear!

 

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