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Old 02-25-2009, 04:44 PM
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HELP have to change my distributor/ignition setup!

so im not the ignition system gooroo.... My mallory 85 series was too big for my 355 application in the s10..just would not fit (built in coil). So I have to go with something else, But it looks like they are all really expensive! Cant find a smaller one with a built in coil either.....

What is a decent setup I can go with that will fit and be able to rotate with
the plug wires on, The mallory clearly wouldnt even after it settled it was tight
on the wall even after I Bumped it with the BFH a few times and screwed some stuff
up in the process so enough of that.

edit...Was looking around... Would this be worth the price???
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...t=SUM-CSUM2700
That and the rest of the little things I need in the card wound up being
about 460$...... The ignition setup hiked it up of course.

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Crane makes an electronic kit that will replace the points in an older point style distributor with the smaller cap. It's a good kit and I just got finished installing one. I'm sure Mallory and all the others makes them also.
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:16 PM
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I went with Accell, cheap, small, coil in cap, works like a big money one. Only cost 120 bucks, plus a coil. Replaced a msd with it can't tell a difference. Msds are freaking huge, and if you run a coil off the wall to get the smaller cap be ready to replace that thing every year, in my experience.
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I went with Accell, cheap, small, coil in cap, works like a big money one. Only cost 120 bucks, plus a coil. Replaced a msd with it can't tell a difference. Msds are freaking huge, and if you run a coil off the wall to get the smaller cap be ready to replace that thing every year, in my experience.
does summit have the one you used. I hear the failure rate is high on cheaper all in one setups but don't know my mallory was 150 and I also read some bad stuff about mallory but I like the built in coil a lot better couldn't find one that was smaller for a decent price.
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Crane makes an electronic kit that will replace the points in an older point style distributor with the smaller cap. It's a good kit and I just got finished installing one. I'm sure Mallory and all the others makes them also.
like this...
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

so id need that and what else a coil still and any points style dizzy.. reason im asking is I like to get it all at once usually from summit more orders means more shipping haha.. thanks for the help btw up to this point.
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Hope this link works.

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/Pro...pe=218&PTSet=A

That is like the one I got. I actually paid 30 bucks less, but it may have been on sale. I dont' remember the coil name brand I got right off hand, but it looked like a stock coil that sat right in the cap.
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there are several different companies with parts to switch from points to eletronic.Myself i have used petronix ignition on 3 of my cars 74 corvette 350/65 mustang 289/70 mustang 351 c/ they really work good.and easy to install into a stock distributer and you can run the small cap and get some good wires.hope this helps. cole
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Hope this link works.

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/Pro...pe=218&PTSet=A

That is like the one I got. I actually paid 30 bucks less, but it may have been on sale. I dont' remember the coil name brand I got right off hand, but it looked like a stock coil that sat right in the cap.
That looks like the same size as my mallory. after the coil is put in and all that its just a little too big to clear everything....



So I am trying to figure out what I need with the kit I linked above
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Hmmm that S10 must be packed tight.

Well I looked at the kit again, you got the box, coil, and dizzy, shouldn't need much else apart from plugs and wires . From what I seen. Sure is a lot of wires with that, that could be a fun little project.
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there are several different companies with parts to switch from points to eletronic.Myself i have used petronix ignition on 3 of my cars 74 corvette 350/65 mustang 289/70 mustang 351 c/ they really work good.and easy to install into a stock distributer and you can run the small cap and get some good wires.hope this helps. cole
it helps but I need specifics.

what all parts are involved that I need to order. ionly had the distributor with coil that doesn't fit. sold it.

now I need to put together all these pieces yall are talking about. I guess I need to buy an ignition box, coil, points style distributor, and a kit for the distributor?
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you can check petronix here.http://www.google.com/products?hl=en...num=4&ct=title . they have this stuff for just about anything. cole
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Hmmm that S10 must be packed tight.

Well I looked at the kit again, you got the box, coil, and dizzy, shouldn't need much else apart from plugs and wires . From what I seen. Sure is a lot of wires with that, that could be a fun little project.

Well I meant the kit I linked for using a points dizzy I hate how high summit kit is and its suposably by mallory which like I said I read they suck anus but I have yet to see that personally.

And im running those transdapt plates for long tubes that utilize the v8 style mounts instead of those dinky 2.8 to v8 mounts that most people use. so the motor is placed in the right spot but I had to put the mallory in piece by piece and then there was no way to fasten it then turn it with the taylor wires installed so I have to face the music and do it again I hate going around in circles.....!!!!!
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All you need is a stock style distributer with points you can buy at local parts place auto zone has them under 50 dollars.buy petronix kit and a flame thrower coil get a good set of wires.very easy to hook up.you can probably do it for 250 more or less not much more if any. cole
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All you need is a stock style distributer with points you can buy at local parts place auto zone has them under 50 dollars.buy petronix kit and a flame thrower coil get a good set of wires.very easy to hook up.you can probably do it for 250 more or less not much more if any. cole

Nice now were talkin im on my samsung epix so thanks for bearing with me in the middle of moving into a bigger nicer place so no computer at the moment haha.
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I bought the pro billit msd setup for my camaro kit comes with everything .but it runs 600 bucks.but i have heard of people using this petronix in race cars also with no problems.it really depends on how much money you want to spend i guess. cole
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