Looking for a distributor for my 1969 302. Any recommendations? Thoughts on Cardone, PerTronix, and HEI would also be appreciated. Thanks!
^^^ This. If you don't mind cleaning and gapping points every 12,000 miles or so then I'd go this route. These old cars without EGR, retarded cam timing, squeaky lean fuel mixtures, etc., don't need fancy ignition systems to run well. A good set of ordinary copper spark plugs gapped at .032" and properly adjusted distributor is all you need.Stock, rebuilt and recurved by Dan at The Mustang Barn, because even the re-man stuff is made out of a hodge-podge of whatevers. I am running a Pertronix Ignitor for 23 years in one car and points in another and they start & run equally well, but the points will certainly need to be replaced. The Ignitor? Who knows?
That is what happened to me, the Pertronix drop in system, for no reason whatsoever quit after 1 yr while I was on a 4 hour run. Pulled the set of points/condenser out of the trunk and managed to catch up with the group. No more Pertonix for me.Yeah, with a stock distributor and a Pertronix Ignitor drop-in, if it were to fail, just put the original points plate back in and go.