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.
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.
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.
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.
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
I put the pertronix unit in my stock distributor of my 67 327 last summer. I also used their coil. Seems to work fine. Id rather have an Hei but I dont think it will fit. I was also hesitant after reading all the bad reviews out there but it is working just fine. I have to remember not to leave the key in run or I will burn it out. I dont think the II model has this problem.
I have the Pertronix Flame Thrower III module and coil. It works great and I never have to adjust or clean points. And the rev limiter has saved me a couple times. The Pertronix Flame Thrower III module shuts off if you leave the key on.
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