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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 14, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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points and condenser

Thinking of converting my small block from points and condenser to electronic ignition,I still want to keep it looking original looking, what is the best way to go.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 14, 03:22 PM
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Re: points and condenser

Pertronix is offering through Summit or Jeg's a nice conversion kit so does other manufacturer. Real easy forward swap with keeping the originar delco distributor !

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 14, 03:26 PM
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After about 15 yrs my Pertronix died from underhood heat so I opted to try the Crane Xri with a rev limiter. So far it's 6 yrs old. Crane doesn't have the dumb magnetic pickup that mounts under the rotor plus you don't need to measure an air gap.

Uses the same screw holes as the points did.


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Get yourself a Pertronix PLUG N PLAY all-in one distributor with vacuum advance or convert what you have to Pertronix. You wont be sorry or unhappy .Alex
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After about 15 yrs my Pertronix died from underhood heat so I opted to try the Crane Xri with a rev limiter. So far it's 6 yrs old. Crane doesn't have the dumb magnetic pickup that mounts under the rotor plus you don't need to measure an air gap.

Uses the same screw holes as the points did.

Same here. Mine has been great. Got the kit with coil. Took the lane li off the black coil. Looks stock.
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After about 15 yrs my Pertronix died from underhood heat so I opted to try the Crane Xri with a rev limiter. So far it's 6 yrs old. Crane doesn't have the dumb magnetic pickup that mounts under the rotor plus you don't need to measure an air gap.

Uses the same screw holes as the points did.

Same here. Mine has been great. Got the kit with coil. Took the label off the black coil. Looks stock.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 14, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Re: points and condenser

Thanks for all the information
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 14, 07:36 AM
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I went with the Pertronix Flamethrower III and installed it in a stock distributor which I shimmed the excessive end play out of first. It has an adjustable rev limiter and triple spark all the way up to 10,000 rpm. Much easier to install than their first two models but it is a bit more pricey but I've been very pleased with it after having used it for two seasons now. Engine runs and idles much better than the MSD 6AL setup that was in the car when I purchased it and it looks all stock. Good luck whatever you decide to do!

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I went with the Pertronix Flamethrower III and installed it in a stock distributor which I shimmed the excessive end play out of first. It has an adjustable rev limiter and triple spark all the way up to 10,000 rpm. Much easier to install than their first two models but it is a bit more pricey but I've been very pleased with it after having used it for two seasons now. Engine runs and idles much better than the MSD 6AL setup that was in the car when I purchased it and it looks all stock. Good luck whatever you decide to do!
Hey Scott,
Just curious, did the new Pertronix come with the shims for the disti endplay? My Flamethrower 2 did years ago.

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Hey Scott,
Just curious, did the new Pertronix come with the shims for the disti endplay? My Flamethrower 2 did years ago.
Tom, no it did not, I purchased a separate shim set. The Flame Thrower II may have shims included due to the way it triggers the spark. The three different offerings each have there own unique setup and that was another reason I went with the III, a very simple installation which has been very reliable as well.

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 14, 11:48 AM
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After about 15 yrs my Pertronix died from underhood heat so I opted to try the Crane Xri with a rev limiter. So far it's 6 yrs old. Crane doesn't have the dumb magnetic pickup that mounts under the rotor plus you don't need to measure an air gap.

Uses the same screw holes as the points did.
Agree.

The added rev limiter made this an easy decision for me.

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