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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 09, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Points Distributor Conversion

Has Anyone changed there points out for the new breakerless set up? And how is it working! Good....Bad....?What brand is the the best? Mallory,Pertronix,Crane,Accel.Just wanting the best bang for the buck!
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 09, 08:59 PM
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I've run the Pertronix Ignitor kit and Flame-Thrower coils on a half dozen cars. No problems, ever. Great upgrade.
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Re: Points Distributor Conversion

Same here about the Pertronix Ignitor. I've done several cars (4 and 8 cylinder) and it is one of the best upgrades. Recommended.
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I have a crane in mine w/msd-6a box and it works great. Also the crane has a rev- limitor.

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I dropped in a Pertronix distributor with flame thrower coil over 3 years ago and it runs great.

They now have an "Ignitor III" with an adjustable rev limiter - and works as a points conversion.

http://pertronix.com/prod/ig/ignitor3/default.aspx

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Pertronix ignitor II and Flame Thrower coil for about 4 years. No troubles.

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THANKS,GUYS all the info sounds good!Any info on which one would be the best for a mild 350ci.Or where the best price could be bought! summit or jegs ?.One of these days I've gotta get my pics of the car on here! This is the best website ever!ROCK ON!!!!! THANKS JARED
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Here's a good start:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PNX-1181/
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http://www.streetsideauto.com/produc...FVRM5QodZWybjQ

I purchase parts from this seller and get excellent service. No shipping or any fees on orders $50.00 and over. They have beat all prices on any item I have ordered and still free shipping. Good people ! Same item as above,but only $65.99 and no S&H.
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How does one go about setting one of these up? Is there some type of gap or is it bolt in and go?

Tia

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How does one go about setting one of these up? Is there some type of gap or is it bolt in and go?

Tia
1.) It's breakerless, there is no gap.

2.) I've heard all about the ones above. What about this company? Why does no one use it; price aside.
http://www.breakerless.com/
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How does one go about setting one of these up? Is there some type of gap or is it bolt in and go?

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These are bolt in and go. Pretty straightforward install.
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John,
Are you saying that it is "Almost sailor proof".

I need to set up my dizzy and will probably go in this direction. Can you use a regular GM black coil or do you need to specifically use the manufactures coil...like the Flame Thrower?

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You can use either coil. If you use the FlameThrower, (I do), you need to bypass the resistor wire that's currently routed to the stock coil from the fuse box. Use a 14g twisted wire which will send a full 12v to the FlameThrower coil. The resistor wire reduces current to the stock coil to prevent the points from frying. Too much current and the points will literrally weld together. Since we're removing the points, we can run full current.

No big deal with the rewring. On the interior side of the fuse box you'll see an auxilary port that says "IGN" (igintion). Simply run your 14g wire from there to the coil and then remove or cap the existing resistor wire. The resistor wire is the off-white colored cotton insulated wire to the coil.

By running the FlameThrower coil and full current to the engine's ignition, you have a much higher performing ignition system for minimal cost and time. And the best part is, it all still looks factory stock.

Good luck!
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Important to note the Flamethrower instructions are extremely vague about whether or not you should remove the resistor wire. I didn't change mine. While it may not be optimal, it still works.

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