Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Arroyo Grande/SLO, ca usa
I've been running a lobe pertronix for two weeks. My idle smoothed out slightly. It is a no brainer to install, also. It basically sits on the back side of the plate where the condenser was. The rubber replacement gromett they provide is substandard. I drilled an adjacent hole through my old rubber gromett for a better weathertight seal.
It is working just fine with the existing Delco coil and I have no resistor in the circuit.
To be honest I don't feel any higher top end power (but then there is no loss). I had my timing before and still after installation 6 degrees BTDC. If I can recall, I only had to twist my distributor counterclockwise 1/2", so that my 327 would fire up. It seems to be functioning correctly with the vacuum advance plate also.
I admit I was skeptical about the lobe sensor being prone to missing. However that is unfounded. So now I will just be paranoid about longevity and will keep my points and condenser in my trunk.