Pontiac Grand Prix 4.3L / 4.9L / 5.0L 1980, Distributor Cap and Rotor by Taylor Cable®. With HEI Style. Periodic replacement of your distributor cap and rotor will keep your car running at peak efficiency. Here’s a matched set of distributor cap and rotor. They should both be replaced at the same time.
|Rotor Included: Yes|
|Coil Dust Cover Included: No|
|Contact Terminal Material: Brass|
|Cap Attachment Style: Clamp down|
|Cap Style: Male/HEI|
|Quantity: Sold As One Kit|
- Made from alkyd molding
- Superior protection from cross-firing and arcing
- Compression molded caps
- Corrosion resistant brass inserts
- Steel rotor springs
- High conductivity and unrestricted energy flow
- Made in the U.S.A.
Your distributor takes the high voltage from the coil and parcels it out to the spark plugs. The rotor spins around like a top inside the cap, making contact with the towers that connect to the plugs as it spins. This carefully-timed ballet makes the spark travel to the correct plug in the firing order, and none other. Carrying voltages higher than a Taser, and operating in the extremely hot and dusty environment under the hood, it’s no wonder the distributor cap and rotor need to be replaced at regular intervals. When the insulation on the alkyd plastic parts starts to deteriorate, it can let some or all of the energy in the spark escape, robbing the spark plug, and making for misfires. While cleaning a dirty rotor can help for a while, eventually the dielectric coating breaks down from heat and ozone, and becomes electrically conductive. The only fix is to install new parts. Fortunately, replacing the cap and rotor is easy. Just remember to change the plug wires one at a time, so you don’t get them crossed.
Taylor Cable®, also known as TaylorVertex, is based in Missouri, and has been in the auto parts manufacturing business since 1923. With over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehousing space, the company builds all of their components right here in the USA. They've also operated Vertex Magnetos, the racing legend, since 1994. The continuing TaylorVertex’s dedication to quality manufacturing and product development makes it a trusted brand on our website.