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I want to get rid of the points setup in my 289 , but i need to know which is the better route as for as $$ and work involved.

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65 pony from ground up, inline 6 (son's car),
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i have used the pertronix ignitor in the past with no problems at all
it is a snap to install and the price is much better than buying a new distrib.
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I bought a Unilite because my old distributor was shot and I didn't want to have to fart around with points; if my distributor was worth a nickel I would have used the Petronix, so my vote would be there.

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I am installing the Pertronix unit when I re-install the engine(shortly I hope). The cost was about $65 for the Ignitor and about $35 for the Flame Thrower Coil. A lot of posters have gone with this setup, with a lot of positive comments(some not) that's why I chose this setup

1966 Red Conv (200)
1966 White Pony Int.(289)A Code
1966 Coupe (289) C Code
MCA 36048
 
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do i have to replace the coil also?

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You don't have to replace the coil, but I would. You will get a little better spark running the flamethrower coil.

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No, not necessary, but I was doing my whole engine anyway.

1966 Red Conv (200)
1966 White Pony Int.(289)A Code
1966 Coupe (289) C Code
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I have been using it for almost a year, no problems. I also installed a pertronix coil and wires (but I did this later).



TJ - Highland Village, TX (DFW area)

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I've run all three - points, Pertronix, and the Ford Duraspark. I wouldn't trade my Duraspark II for anything else. A Unilite might be nice but for the money the Ford Duraspark is a much better deal and a snap to wire in. Hooking it up to an MSD is no problem either. An MSD Billet piece would be great but I've never seen one for the falcon motor...

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You don't necessarily have to but I did when I dropped in my distributor, it supposedly produces a better spark but I didn't notice much a difference, other than the new one says Mallory on it and its purdier than the old one /forums/images/icons/wink.gif.

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Matt, I tried your webpage, but it was down....How much for shipping the pertronix unit & coil?



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I have used the petronix unit in three mustangs and had no problems. A snap to install and does not require a coild change. The cars start right up all the time.

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66 Fastback 6cyl, 3 speed <== Collecting Parts for a 5.0 EFI conversion
 
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