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Old 02-20-2010, 06:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbdown Ebay warning; Boss 302 distributor FAKE

Just to show how bad this seller is, he has been selling fraudulent distributors for quite some time and Ebay does not care so I am offering this warning. Can you guys spot the OBVIOUS reason this is a fake? Not just because the primary wire enters the housing in the wrong place,no,much more obvious than that.What is REALLY bad is he states in the listing it is not a re-stamp! Check it out and give your answer here... MUSTANG PARTS 1969 BOSS 302 DUAL POINT DISTRIBUTOR : eBay Motors (item 140385097544 end time Feb-27-10 10:30:12 PST)
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Tim,
Contacted the seller last month about an air cleaner. Lucky I didn't buy it.
Just tried to contact you via tim@428cobrajetcars.com and it came back to me.
How do I get ahold of you?

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Er, yeah, shouldn't that be an "Autolite" unit?
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Weren't Boss 302 distributors centrifugal advance only, not vacuum advance?
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what are the differences, where should the primary wire enter the housing ?
what has been restamped ?
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Hard to tell from the "conveniently" fuzzy pic, but the left side of the stamped area is very low, indication sanding/grinding to remove the original numbers to allow the restamp. Note the different height of the 12127 where the second 2 is quite prominent and the other numbers far lower in relief...
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I took a closer look at the pictures and it's obviously a restamp. The C9ZF is misaligned and too crisp of a stamping for it's age. The edges of the characters are very sharp.

It's sad that someone would do this all in the name of dollars.
To boot, it's not even correct as previously stated the primary wire doesn't exit the housing at the correct point.
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what are the differences, where should the primary wire enter the housing ?
what has been restamped ?
The primary wire should enter/exit closer to the vacuum advance. The one listed is way around the side from where it should be. The "C9ZF", the date code "9C13" and the letter "E" has all been added/stamped. The main error that Tim's referring to is the FoMoCo housing. It should be an Autolite housing. The lower portion of the housing was "conveniently" NOT shown either. It would normally have a "C80F" number cast on it (which you can't fake due to it being cast as raised numbers).

I noticed the auction ends VERY soon and, unfortunately, has one bidder. Fortunately(!!) the reserve hasn't been met. I sincerely hope this person knows what he's bidding on!
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thanks for that, always learning!
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