1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
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i have a performance distributors dui on mine. with wires it cost me freakin 500 dollars!
the difference is definitely there, but its not "holy smokes/ night and day difference"
its a nifty thing to have and i do like it, but if i could turn back time da da da da, i would not have bought it.
__________________ 1969 F100 360 C6 AUTO CUSTOM CAB
1997 FORD RANGER 3L V6 5-SPEED D/D
I put a Pertronics in my 72 F250 360 when they came out years ago. It is still in there and all I do is change the cap and rotor about every 2 years. I now use them in all my pre-eletronic ignition Fords. I also get the coil they reccomend and paint the top yellow so it looks close to the original coil. I think getting the matching coil makes it work even better. Just my .02 worth.
I would make sure to get a system that allows you to use a modern high power 12v coil without a resistor wire or ballast. This way you get big spark all the time!
My boss put a mallory points-less distributor in his 351c, and the instructions said to keep the resistor wire or the warranty would be void! What?!? Isn't the whole point to be able to use a high power coil without frying the points? I understand its lower maintenance, but seems a bit dumb to me.
1995 F-150 reg cab long bed DECEASED
I6 300-M5OD-4.10 LS
33x10.5 BFG M/T mild head work, torque cam, 2.5" exhaust, roller rockers, 19lb injectors
A great conversion is to use the Duraspark from a 1975-up Ford vehicle along with a late-model TFI coil. I did the conversion on my '68 as well as Fastmover's '70.
It's possible to convert a points distributor to Duraspark but since it was available on FE engines anyway, it's easiest just to get the Duraspark FE distributor. If you want to go this way, I can supply you with a wiring diagram and more info.
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I did the Pertronix and it is easy as pie. I'd have done a duraspart from a newer truck but for a few bucks more you don't have to dig in the salvage yard. It is much better than dealing with points every now and then.
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