Pertronix
#1
ok guys. I'm going to get a Pertronix but I can't seem to locate the part number of my distributor. Does anyone know where the number is or what the part number is? 351c 4v with a 4 speed.

Edit: I'm apparently blind.
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#2
I guess your wanting to replace the points with a Petronx unit in your stock distributor? I only recall seeing a triangular shaped tag that contained the part number and attached to the distributor with a vacuum advance screw. That tag is usually lost if the distributor gets replaced. The distributor may have an Engineering number cast into it. But that may be for the housing only.

Regards,
Mike
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#3
If its a stock distributor then there will be a stamping on the upper rim near the edge of the top of the distributor right before the distributor cap.
It will be a C9****** or a D0*****.
If its an aftermarket made OEM replacement then it will not have a marking.
I just got me a stock distributor from the auto Parts Orielly and its made by (Cardone) but has no markings on it. Just get a Petronix salesman and explain this and he will send the correct Petronix part I am sure.
You will have to tell them if it is a dual vacuum or single advance type.

The MSD units are far better and good through 8,000 RPM while the stock Ford distributors break down on delivering a good spark after 5,500 RPM according to all the Ford literature I have read.

Good luck.
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#4
Before adding a Pertronix unit to a stock distributor, is the distributor in good condition? The shaft bushing wears and the breaker plate wears. The breaker plate wear causes dwell variation when the vacuum advance moves the breaker plate. Is the stock distributor a single or dual vacuum advance?

I tend to prefer MSD ignition components. They have been around longer. But they can be more costly. But at least MSD offers a tach adapter to connect factory tachs to their CD ignition boxes. The tach adapter is not the most reliable but its an option.

Regards,
Mike
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#5
(08-19-2015, 02:51 AM)DNA Wrote: ok guys. I'm going to get a Pertronix but I can't seem to locate the part number of my distributor. Does anyone know where the number is or what the part number is? 351c 4v with a 4 speed.

Edit: I'm apparently blind.

Pertronix 3 if you want the factory look and hassle free operation. MSD may be better if you have a tricked up engine and can spend some more cash. Got a Pertronix 3 for my 72 Q code...works a treat. Very simple install. Check your dizzy is in good shape before fitting as you may find a bolt in dizzy a better option if you have to rebuild the old one.
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#6
If you decide on Pertronix be certain to read the instructions. The Pertronix instructions I have seen discuss eliminating the original resistor wire. The resistor wire starts under the dash at the ignition switch or tach (if you car has a factory tach), is about 4 to 5 feet long and ends in the engine compartment. It is not obvious so it's often believed to not exist.

Regards,
Mike
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#7
I bought the pertronix ignitor iii. I plan to keep existing coil to keep tach working and run a separate switched 12v to pertronix.

Did you install your yet? How did it go?
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#8
(09-08-2015, 09:24 PM)rindel Wrote: I bought the pertronix ignitor iii. I plan to keep existing coil to keep tach working and run a separate switched 12v to pertronix.

Did you install your yet? How did it go?


I guess that might work? Why would you want to add an electronic ignition system to your car and still only have the output spark voltage potential of the stock 6 volt ignition coil?

I'm sorry, I've always felt Pertronix were kind of scammy in their advertising making people believe there is a very simple all wonderful solution when converting to an electronic ignition. That's just my opinion. At least don't spend money adding a Pertronix unit to your stock worn distributor.
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(09-08-2015, 09:24 PM)rindel Wrote: I bought the pertronix ignitor iii. I plan to keep existing coil to keep tach working and run a separate switched 12v to pertronix.

Did you install your yet? How did it go?


The install went fine and it works very well. I used a Pertronix Flame-Thower coil and also ran new wire for the ignition source to bypass the 6v suppression in there. I ran it back thru the factory harness to the column. No issues with the tach or anything else for that matter.

I agree with 69Mach...pull the distributor and inspect it before doing this. Mine was replaced 8 years ago and was in very good shape when I pulled it. My goal was to try and keep the car looking as stock as possible without messing with points. If I was doing it for performance I would not go this route, instead using a MSD setup. Just my 2 cents.
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