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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 09, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone using a Pertronix system instead of points ???

I'm getting ready to fire up my engine for the first time and I'm a little hesitant to use points. Its a restoration so an HEI is out of the question as I need the original distributor look. Has anyone used the Pertronix electronic conversion kit ???? What are the pro's and con's of this system. I know it keeps the "stock" look which is what I'm after but what about reliability ?? does it use the stock coil ??


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I'm getting ready to fire up my engine for the first time and I'm a little hesitant to use points. Its a restoration so an HEI is out of the question as I need the original distributor look. Has anyone used the Pertronix electronic conversion kit ???? What are the pro's and con's of this system. I know it keeps the "stock" look which is what I'm after but what about reliability ?? does it use the stock coil ??


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Re: Anyone using a Pertronix system instead of points ???

I've had one in my Corvair for many years with no problems

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I put a complete Pertronix system on my 350, Dizzy and coil and I had no problems with the initial fire-up and the occasional start-up. You can see it and hear it running in my break-in vid on my Photobucket account.

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Re: Anyone using a Pertronix system instead of points ???

Search "pertronix" here, lots of threads asking the same question.

https://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...ight=pertronix

https://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...ight=pertronix

https://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...ight=pertronix

https://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...ight=pertronix

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Re: Anyone using a Pertronix system instead of points ???

I put one on my sb350 last year and it worked great. I did use the stock coil. It was pretty simple because even I could install it.
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Thanks for the links Eric. I can't do a search on my school computer But your links work perfect



Thanks for all the info guys.............






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Re: Anyone using a Pertronix system instead of points ???

I stopped using the drop in ignition systems a few years ago, went with Dave's small body HEI. Although it doesn't appear fully stock, the module is visible outside the distributor, it is a far superior system to any and all of the drop in's, including the Pertronix. If you are doing a very historically correct system, his conversion may not be for you, appearance wise.

There is a picture of one of the Chevy HEI conversions he does on the left side of his web site, davessmallbodyheis.com He can also send you more pictures of his conversion, ask for them at [email protected]

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Re: Anyone using a Pertronix system instead of points ???

Yes and it works great. I did use the pertronix coil but it looks factory.

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Re: Anyone using a Pertronix system instead of points ???

I have had a pertronix in my 67 since 1997 with no problems.

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I have one in my 65 Mustang with a 302 and it has worked fine.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 09, 09:11 AM
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Re: Anyone using a Pertronix system instead of points ???

on another note how about hook up on the factory tack in a 67? same as points?
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Re: Anyone using a Pertronix system instead of points ???

What are going to do with the car? You will have to put a "filter" inline to use the factory tach.Do a search on that. I was in the same boat a month ago , I just went with a good set of points.
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Re: Anyone using a Pertronix system instead of points ???

SHOW AND CRUISE, the car it has a msd6al? and a pertronics conversion in the distributor and a msd adapter of some sort to run the sun 2 tack on the colume,(po) im putting the factory style in dash tack so im gonna need to figure out the wiring with all this extra stuff.
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Re: Anyone using a Pertronix system instead of points ???

The tach hooks up just like it does from the factory. I did not have to put a filter in line on mine and it works fine.

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