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Old 03-01-2010, 08:28 AM   #1
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I'm thinking about replacing the stock ignition system and going with a electronic pointless unit. (1966 289 v2) I want to keep the stock appearance. Is there a unit that fits under the stock distributor car?

Any suggestions? Someone said: Pertronix??

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Old 03-01-2010, 08:41 AM   #2
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Their setup goes inside the distributor to replace the points and the only things coming out of the dizzy from it are 2 wires. I ran it until I upgraded to a later model distributor last year.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:59 AM   #3
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ya. there's all different sorts. but i found the pertronix modules are easy upgrade
Pertronix I is outdated. pertronix II will have a fwe additional features like adaptive dwell and the newest pertronix III even a little dial for rev-limiting.
simple. make sure to check on the manual for information about the resistor wire
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Take a look at this one. Ready to run, no external box needed. Will not work on a roller cam though.
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Alex at MoneyMakerRacing is selling them. I think around $250
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:51 PM   #5
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I used to have an MSD Pro Billet Ready to run distributor (#8352) on my old engine. Loved that thing, never had a problem with it. I was going to get another one, but that Pro Products Powerfire looks really interesting, I like the timing adjuster **** idea. They're only $160 on Summit as well. Compared with $350 for the MSD unit. Very tempting...

Anybody running this unit?
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:57 PM   #6
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Guys, he said in his post he wants to keep it looking stock.
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If your goal is to eliminate the points and have a stock looking distributor, then Pertronix is a great solution. Keep in mind though, this is simply a points eliminator. It does not give a stronger spark than a properly operating points ignition. For that, your most economical solution is a Dura Spark set up out of the wrecking yard for a few bucks. It will give you a flame thrower, maintenance free ignition system for very little cash outlay.
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I agree with the Pertronix Ignitor its an easy upgrade.

The Dura Spark distributor is a good way to go also and will appear nearly stock.
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