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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 18, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Ignition Parts ... Premium Quality Brands

Are there any commonly accepted Best Brands to be looking for when purchasing things like points, condensers, coils etc.?


I ask because the points set that came in my distributor were very cheaply made IMO. I did not even install them on the car.

I know of Wells and have thought of them as being pretty good, but I have no real data to back up my thinking.

I'd just like to get some ideas on what I should be looking for to insure I get top drawer ignition parts. I need to purchase some back-up parts right now Ö I'm in the market.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 18, 09:31 PM
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Re: Ignition Parts ... Premium Quality Brands

You can get AC Delco from RockAuto. I stayed with AC Delco.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...r+points,11337

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...and there is a rebate available on the AC Delco plugs. Rebate form is available for download from the Rockauto from the page you put the plugs into your shopping cart.

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Delco, Echlin (NAPA), Borg-Warner, Wells, Standard Blue Streak, not bad stuff. Under NO circumstances, use the "Uni-Point" sets that have the condenser mounted directly on the points, they are pure junk.

Never, ever, ever file, dress, sand a points set. The contact faces are tungsten coated, and sanding/dressing them removes the tungsten, allowing the faces to burn and pit exponentially quicker.
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Re: Ignition Parts ... Premium Quality Brands

Looks like several options there just in the AC Delco assortment.

D106P Not sure I can identify any real difference between P and PS here
D106PS

D116 Stock performance

D582A High performance

D1007 includes condenser
D118 " "

Does anyone go with the condenser included version?


Any ideas regarding these?

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Re: Ignition Parts ... Premium Quality Brands

never had a problem filing a tit off a set of points back in the day. if fact when I was a kid, I had a problem with the engine missing. my neighbor, a master mechanic, looked at the car and , long story short, filed the points. the car ran great for another 6 months until I could afford a new set of points
I usually used accell
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There will always be those people that steadfastly insist on doing it the wrong way.

To each.....their own.
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Looks like several options there just in the AC Delco assortment.

D106P Not sure I can identify any real difference between P and PS here
D106PS

D116 Stock performance

D582A High performance

D1007 includes condenser
D118 " "

Does anyone go with the condenser included version?


Any ideas regarding these?
Larry,

The high performance version has a stiffer spring and wears faster.

I would ditch the points and go with a pertronix conversion. No one knows what's under your distributor cap.

If you like playing with point distributors, I remember when I enjoyed that too I kind of miss them.

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"I would ditch the points and go with a pertronix conversion." NOPE, if that is the only option, keep the points.
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X2 on the Petronix. Never had a problem with them

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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 18, 09:37 AM
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I use a stock looking electronic pick up distributor, that said the cap and rotor I purchase are Accell components cause they have the brass terminals.

One thing I'd recommend is staying and using all your parts from the same manufacturer.
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Standard Motor Parts make points that are of good quality. They can be purchased at NAPA from the following list. The 24 oz points are for redlines up to 5500 rpm. The 32 0z points are for redlines up to 7000 rpm.


list.Part.........Spring.....Spring...........Cont act.. ...Web site..............Online
number.....tension,...thickness,......diameter.... comment.............price
...............oz..........in.................in.

CS86........24..........0.018/.006.....0.152".......standard..............$16.49
CS89........32..........0.020/.006.....0.152".......high performance...$21.49
CS786......24...........0.018/.006.....0.185".......heavy duty..........$15.69
CS786P....---...........----/-----......------......vented................$16.49
CS7860.....32..........0.020/---.......0.152........high performance...$14.99
CS7860C...---.........-----/---........-----........racing only...........$16.49
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Re: Ignition Parts ... Premium Quality Brands

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"I would ditch the points and go with a pertronix conversion." NOPE, if that is the only option, keep the points.
Why keep the points when there are much, much better options available?

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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 18, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Why keep the points when there are much, much better options available?
I'm not going to rehash my reasoning on this beyond the following and I realize that question was not aimed at me.

I converted back to points from HEI, because the car was not tolerating the HEI.

It was blowing modules regularly. After years of trying to trouble shoot the problem and finding no resolution Ö I am very happy to run this particular car on points.

This is not a condemnation of HEI, I realize there are millions of cars out there running to perfection with HEI.

As for this particular car, I am sticking to my above rational. Any discussion of *conversion* avoids my question and I have no interest in entertaining that avoidance.
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Larry, I've always used Echlin from NAPA when available with no problems. Because your looking for spares keep them sealed from moisture.

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