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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 15, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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What is the general opinion on these in the stock 350 distributors? I was looking at the pertronix 2 unit to put in.

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 15, 12:48 PM
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I had this setup and worked ok, mixed reviews here if you search....
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I have one. Works good. Also running their coil. I wanted a stock looking distributor.
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Nuttin wrong with them Been running the same old one for over 10 years.
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I used their distributor but returned it after a few months when I noticed it wasn't meshing with my cam properly. I now use a M&H one wire conversion kit in a stock distributor. No wiring hassles and works like a charm.

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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 15, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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The one I'm looking at is Pertronix 2 and it is a kit 91181. I was thinking of putting this is the stock distributor to keep the stock look too. Kit is $115 at Summit. Looks like a pretty good deal.

Any good alternatives to this plan? It's been a long time since I've purchased this stuff. How does this work in comparison to say a Mallory Unilite type set up?

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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 15, 03:13 PM
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Depending on budget, everyone that isn't running 7k rpm seems to love the HEI conversions. Two options out there - Dave's small body HEIs (everyone loves the distributor, hates the customer service) and Performance Distributor's "Tri-Power" system (essentially the DUI distributor built on the core of a points distributor). The GM HEI distributor is an option if it clears your firewall but most don't.

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I put one in an SS396 replacing a points distributor....could hardly tell any difference, but then again with stock 325 hp cam it's already limited.

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One of the advantages to pertronix is you wont have a fitment problem with firewall like you would by going with a regular sized HEI. .... I have an HEI in my 69. Someone bashed the firewall with a hammer to make it fit. It works, but the firewall looks crappy and it is still really tight to the firewall. .... This rebuild, I am going with the pertronix small cap HEI.
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I installed a regular Petronix in my 69 last summer. Works great.

About $85.
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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 15, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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The other option is the Mallory Unilite. Looks stock size. How are those?

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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 15, 08:26 PM
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I've been running for two years now a rebuilt stock points distributor that I shimmed to get rid of the excessive shaft end play and installed a Pertronix Flame Thrower III module and coil. I'm as happy as I could be with it and like it much better than the MSD billet distributor and 6AL ignition box that was in the car when I purchased it. I went with the Pertronix Flame Thrower III as it is easy to install in the distributor but primarily because it has the adjustable RPM limiter which I felt was worth the slightly higher price.

From what I found when I did my research before deciding on the Pertronix is those that have problems with the Pertronix setup are usually due to incorrect installation/wiring which will damage the modules. Follow their instructions and they work as the manufacturer claims.

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post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 15, 09:41 PM
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YEP I agree with Scott 100% I have a complete MSD 6aL System and other than a few small things it is not any better than my old cast iron well tuned Delco Distributor. Check out my posts on this . MSD NEVER AGAIN Alex
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post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 15, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Good advice. It would be nice to keep the stock distributor.

That Daves small body alternative is interesting too. I'll have to look into them.

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