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Old 01-07-2018, 03:32 PM   #1
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Question Pertronix Conversion

Planning on installing a Pertronix distributor module and coil in the coming months. They have models I, II, and III. Wondering if anyone has experience with these and if there is a big difference between the different "levels". My plan would be to buy the latest one unless there isn't a good reason to do so.
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:39 PM   #2
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Re: Pertronix Conversion

I ran the I & the II....after the last deal....(timing was all over the place)....well, you can say that I did not try the next one! IMHO, drop a GM hei in & forget about the points Longhorn
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:39 PM   #3
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I had a bad experience with the Pertronix company so I would also recommend a good ol' GM HEI. If space is a concern, There are inexpensive small cap electronic distributors available.
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Re: Pertronix Conversion

I know it's a bit pricey but by time it's all said and done it's money well spent on a unit that requires no ignition boxes and has an easy built in programmable rev limiter. It is a fully adjustable plug and play unit that will work just fine with your existing coil.
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Old 01-08-2018, 03:16 PM   #5
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Re: Pertronix Conversion

I've used the Pertronix base unit in several truck I've had and never had an issue.
Pretty easy installation and i get to use my original distributor which means no 'clearance issues' with the firewall.
I've used them successfully on both the V-8's and the 6 cylinders.
A pertronix coil is can use the original coil if you want.

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I've had a conversion one in my boat since around 2004. Haven't had any problems with it. Everything else I have but not the distributor.
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