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I have a duraspark distributor and box out of a 302 equipped '77 granada - free to anyone that needs and will use it - just PM me your shipping info
 

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I've had Pertronix in my car since 2005. Same kit is now on it's 2nd distributor and 3rd engine and still running strong. I think I still have a set of points and a condenser in my glove compartment "just in case", but so far, so good.
 

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Have a friend that did this conversion in a 73 FB with a 460 and can’t get the factory tach to work..Anyone have some help on this??
 

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This has been one informative thread. I put in a Pertronix I, however, failed to by pass the pink resister wire. (I'm bad) The unit lasted 2 years. So, I took the points out of the glove box and its been 2 years with them. Thinking of a Pertonix II (by passing the resister wire this time) or going the Duraspark system. Thanks again for all the great info on this subject.
PS - that pink wire will get you sooner or later
 

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This has been one informative thread. I put in a Pertronix I, however, failed to by pass the pink resister wire. (I'm bad) The unit lasted 2 years. So, I took the points out of the glove box and its been 2 years with them. Thinking of a Pertonix II (by passing the resister wire this time) or going the Duraspark system. Thanks again for all the great info on this subject.
PS - that pink wire will get you sooner or later
If you didn't change your OEM coil along with the electronic module you can skip bypassing the resistor wire. If the aftermarket coil requires a full 12V to the + terminal then you have to bypass the resistor wire.
 

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LOL... all this talk about has me considering removing the Pertronix and just ordering a handful of points and condensers for my old single point distributor... I noticed no difference when I converted to Pertronix from points anyways... keeping a set of points and book of matches in the glovebox... is old school, just like our cars.. ; )
 

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LOL... all this talk about has me considering removing the Pertronix and just ordering a handful of points and condensers for my old single point distributor... I noticed no difference when I converted to Pertronix from points anyways... keeping a set of points and book of matches in the glovebox... is old school, just like our cars.. ; )
Hah, obviously no reason to do that if you're still keeping spares in the glovebox! IMO, there are dozens or even hundreds of people who have had no problems to every one that has. Heck, I have one on my FF 1600cc race car, and it's been fine. My Mustang still had an old Mallory Unilite conversion that was working fine when I took it off the road.
 

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Have a friend that did this conversion in a 73 FB with a 460 and can’t get the factory tach to work..Anyone have some help on this??
Power for the coil has to run through the tachometer. The factory Ford tach is current driven, it reads the pulses as the coil charges and discharges.

He has two choices, an MSD Tach Adapter, or wire the tachometer in series with the coil (+) feed.
 

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Hah, obviously no reason to do that if you're still keeping spares in the glovebox! IMO, there are dozens or even hundreds of people who have had no problems to every one that has. Heck, I have one on my FF 1600cc race car, and it's been fine. My Mustang still had an old Mallory Unilite conversion that was working fine when I took it off the road.
LOL.. I have never had a problem with my Pertronix, yet I always kept a set of points in the car. Of course that is not new, I had a 1984 Mustang with 3.0L V6 and Fuel Injection (1st year in a mustang) back in the late 80's to mid 90's... I used to keep an extra ignition module and 7/32 deep well socket in the car for the EEIV ignition... until they remote mounted those a few years later, the distributor mounted modules would go bad frequently... Escorts of the time had the same problem...
 

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If you didn't change your OEM coil along with the electronic module you can skip bypassing the resistor wire. If the aftermarket coil requires a full 12V to the + terminal then you have to bypass the resistor wire.
Thanks for the info, I didn't know that about the OEM coil. I changed the coil during the replacement of the points ,tune up, due to it being old. I just may check to see if that in deed is the OEM coil and put in a Petronix II. Thanks again
 
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