Skip White Performance - We have the best prices you will ever find for aluminum heads, rotating assemblies and strokers
Skip White Performance
1910 Brookside Lane
Kingsport, TN 37660

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

This is a full size HEI distributor with a mechanical tach drive. Many Corvettes used a mechanical tach drive in the years prior to the development of the HEI distributor. Make sure you have fire wall clearance if running this in any Corvette that used a point style distributor. This distributor is approx. one full inch larger in overall diameter than the early style point style units. These distributors are made by the same company that our regular HEI units are from. This is a new item for us, but certainly not new for the manufacturer. They have marketed this distributor for many years, and find it to be a very high quality item.

Chevy V-8 SBC and BBC 65,000 volt mechanical tach drive HEI distributor.

Part number 6515-BK

Complete distributor, with cap, 65K coil, machined aluminum body, steel shaft, gear, module, mechanical tach. drive, and pickup!

Fits all big block and small block chevy engines that are carbureted.

Please understand this price is due to a price war with one of our competitors. You will not see these at this price in the future. This is not a sales gimmick, just the plain truth. The quality is outstanding with a near zero failure rate. These are very well packaged. Our supply is very limited. Many garages have purchased these in case lots from us, so this ad may end soon. This truly is the best deal you will ever see on a complete HEI distributor. We simply refuse to be priced out by competitors. We have always been the no. 1 seller on this item, and will continue in this position. This item will return to normal pricing very soon. Many of you are return customers, and I have promised to stay competitive. Several other items we have listed are in this same price war situation, so check out our other listings. We will stay on top. Click the store listings tab at the top left of the screen to view our other listings. Others may claim to have a better HEI, but we find that not to be the case from our experience.

Our distributor looks great when installed.

We are the no. 1 wholesale marketer of HEI distributors in the country.

We have many garages and speed shops that purchase these in case lots from us. We have the best HEI on the market.

This unit will fit any carbureted v-8 chevy engine made. You can replace your point style distributor with this. The difference in performance is dramatic to say the least.

Click on the purchases tab above, and you will be shocked as to how many people are buying this unit. We have noticed other units on the market, but few are of this quality. It is the no. 1 HEI on the market.

We have possibly sold more of these than anyone in the country. This is a totally revised unit.

ONE-YEAR warranty, unlimited mileage!

This is the complete distributor body, shaft, gear, 65K coil, cap, rotor button

This is the newest version on the market. This coil is essential on any modified engine.

Brand new in the box.

This sale is for the complete HEI distributor, cap, rotor, dist. body, gear, and shaft. Everything you need is with it.

This HEI fits most small and big block chevy engines from 55 up to 86. BB & SB!!! Will also fit later v-8 engines that have converted to carburetor.

We have sold this same unit at our store for several years, and have many high performance engines in this area running this unit. The only difference is this is a much improved model.

We are in the performance business.

Our company president, Skip W. strongly recommends the universal 90 degree wires, as they will fit perfect. The universal Mega fire wires will only require one of the ends to be assembled. Seems most ready cut wires are never the perfect length for every engine. A plug wire crimper should be used. The extra 30 minutes or so of work to install universal wires are well worth it.

This distributor will fit all Chevy V-8 carburated engines up to 1986. It will fit earlier model engines equipped with point style distributors. Fire wall clearance may be an issue on some early model cars, but we have found many to fit with good clearance.

  • Fully CNC Machined - Polished Housing
  • Adjustable vacuum advance canister to improve economy while cruising
  • Premium caps with brass terminals, and a low-saturation Ignition module
  • It also offers true spark alignment for instantaneous response at high RPM

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

Here are a few problems you are most likely to encounter, when using an old distributor:

- Excessive end shaft play

- Bushing wear

- Weak coil, worn or cracked cap, and button

- Weak module

- Corrosion buildup

- Weakened advance springs

- Gear wear

If going 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 of the things that most old distributors have going on with them. For the low cost of a complete brand new one, it just makes little sense to used 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 on cars and trucks. This is an indication of how important good ignition is to an engine.



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

Warranty is valid regardless of street or strip use.

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.

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 l***h

    Skip White , is the best shop to deal with when performance parts r needed

    Reviewed by l***h on May 9, 2018, 3:50 p.m. | Permalink

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  2. From ebay user b***e

    Quick shipping. Item as described. Thanks!

    Reviewed by b***e on Feb. 2, 2018, 6:46 a.m. | Permalink

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  3. From ebay user 2***2

    This Company is brilliant! Prompt, professional, courteous and efficient.

    Reviewed by 2***2 on Dec. 28, 2017, 12:03 a.m. | Permalink

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