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Old 11-08-2002, 08:50 PM
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Question electronic ignition?

im wanting to replace my points system with e.i., i was at the parts store the other day and noticed that they sell a device that replaces the points in the distributor and converts it to e.i. it sells for about 80 dollars. i was wondering if anyone has had any experience with these and if so are they worth the trouble or is it better to just replace the distributor with an e.i. one?

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Old 11-09-2002, 02:08 AM
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Yes, and anything is better than running points!
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Old 11-10-2002, 05:22 AM
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If your distributor is in good shape I have heard these Pertronix conversion kits work ok. I decided to go with a new distributor and after returning the MSD junk I originally ordered I got a Mallory Unilite distributor with vacuum advance, their chrome coil, and a power filter to prevent voltage spike damage to the module. I picked it all up at <a href="http://www.summitracing.com" target="_blank">www.summitracing.com</a> for about $285 ($215-distributor, $35-coil, $35-filter). Another option would be to find an old Duraspark system in a junk yard from a mid-seventies Ford and use that. I've seen guys do this because on the road something breaks any auto parts store usually sells replacement parts for the factory Duraspark set-up. I went with the Mallory 'cause I needed a distributor anyway and I like the eye candy.
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Old 11-10-2002, 09:40 AM
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I had the Pertronix set up in my 72 and it worked fine but after about a year or so it wasn't working as well as it did. Tomorrow I'm putting in an HEI from a 75 Blazer.
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I would go with the Duraspark II system.

You can either pull an old system out of a donor car or upgrade to FORD Racing Parts (MSD) system (higher RPM's and hotter fire).

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