Folks, I don’t make it a habit of slamming companies, but I feel obligated in this case to alert Old Ford owners of the totally unacceptable part quality I received from A-1 Cordone. I finally realized how foolish I was to not question the proper operation of a Remanufactured 1957 Fomoco Distributor to improve advance management of my 1954 239 V8 after a professional mechanic wasted five hours chasing multiple causes for intermittent spark at the plugs. After reading a thread from another 50’s Ford owner experiencing the same problem with A-1 Cordone parts, we removed the purchased distributor and investigated every aspect of it. We discovered both the condenser AND points to be SO POORLY constructed (China!) that they failed to produce a consistent, strong, controlled electrical signal from the coil. Exchanging this JUNK for original, American Made Points and condenser out of a ‘64 260 engine resulted in the 239 Engine starting instantly and running like a clock. Obviously, there is NO QUALITY CONTROL AT CORDONE! They don’t even know if their parts work! AVOID THEM! Spend your hard-earned money elsewhere with a reputable supplier! This distributor was NEVER TESTED before being sold! It cost me five hours of mechanics time! I could have bought a NOS distributor for the money wasted in discovering that the Cordone unit was JUNK!!