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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 10th, 03, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Will the newer "smaller" style HEI work on my '68 camaro. The older style with the coil on the cap is to big, hits the firewall. Is the newer type run by the computer? Please advise, I am looking for an easy cheep way to get rid of the points type ignition on my camaro.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 10th, 03, 05:41 PM
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I'm looking at the PerTronix Igniter II for my 68. I may even do it next week. My main concern is for my tic toc tach. My tach is a repro, so I don't think I'll have a problem. I just want to ask their tech first.
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Fax: (909) 599-6424
I'm sure some of the other guys here have some great ideas for you as well.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 10th, 03, 06:11 PM
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Check with Dave at Dave's small body HEIs.

http://www.davessmallbodyheis.com/

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Thanks for all the good advise. I have a subscription to S.C. magazine and there was an artical about the installation of the Pertronix upgrade. Looked easy.

Thanks again,

Fred- '68 Camaro w/350-300hp
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One of the best affordable upgrades you can do it the Pertronix Ignitor or Ignitor II electronic ignition modification. (IMO ) I did it on my 69 RS a couple of years ago. Boy oh boy what a difference. A very simple procedure and I kept the stock distributor and appearance as well.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 03, 07:23 PM
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just to give you guys a heads up....i have heard alot of bad things about the pertronix distributors.....from the curve being off or the control module going out.....if u want it to be reliable go with the more expensive types like msd or mallory
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 03, 01:55 PM
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Mallory more reliable? Not in my experience. Those things are way over sensitive to voltage spikes. Not a good combo on a mechanically regulated car. I vote for Dave's small body as well. The reason is that you can purchase a replacement module for it no matter how small the auto-parts store. Dave does good work and you'll be happy with the result.

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Dnult - I spoke to Dave and he emailed me a list of questions to answer before building my distributor. I plan to chanhe my intake and carb in future, would you just wait to after this to take specs to send him?

Also, how does find out stall speed of tranny, cam duration and/or grind number/manufacturer, rear gear ratio, etc. Would this be expensive to have someone look at?

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