Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: East-Central Minnesota
Re: Pertronix vs Beakerless Points Conversions
I've not heard of the "Breakerless" brand.
But Pertronix is a well-known. I've done two of them. The first was in our '53 Ford Crestline. All original. I finished it three years ago after 9 years of blood, sweat, and tears. It's original; the engine, trans, distributor, interior...everything. It's been running the Pertronix for 3 years with not as much as a hiccup.
The most recent, in our '68 'vert. It sat for 32 years. Pertronix went in it and I've never looked back. As per instructions, to get the hall coil gap right, I did put one little shim in the distributor but probably didn't need to. But is was easy to do.
It uses your original distrib, weights, etc, you simply remove the points, install the Pertronix items, wire it by running the 12-volt constant along the backside of the nearby main harness and into the cabin(extremely easy and well described in instructions), put your original distributor cap back on, and no one is any to the wiser. 100% stock look.
You can get the Flamethrower coil(to compliment the Pertronix ignition box) that looks like a stock coil also.
5 of my buddies all run Pertronix, some just the module, a couple the entire distributor. All of us have had zero issues with installation or operation.
'68 Convertible, #'s Matching, 327/210HP
LeMans Blue - Deluxe Parchment Interior
Power Steering, Powerglide, 10-Bolt, 2.73:1
Norwood car, Build date 03D
'53 Ford Crestline - Hardtop
Raven Black/Sungate Ivory
239 Flathead V-8