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I am looking at the Petronix PRX1281. Do you know if it is the correct unit for a 64 Gal (390) stock distributor, etc? No tech available at Petronix to answer the question.
 

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Hold off a bit. FordMuscle is putting the Mallory E-Spark and Pertronix up against each other in an article to be posted next week.
 

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COOL
 

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Oh, and by the way. The 1281 is the number you are after. That's what we picked up. But yes, hold off. Our initial impression is you get a more robust and complete unit from Mallory for $20 less. Still have to see how the install and part-by-part comparison goes.
 

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On 2006-06-15 11:27, Mikelonis wrote:
Oh, and by the way. The 1281 is the number you are after. That's what we picked up. But yes, hold off. Our initial impression is you get a more robust and complete unit from Mallory for $20 less. Still have to see how the install and part-by-part comparison goes.
Right on Mike!

Thats awesome of ya to chime in with the "hold on".


I still love your 73!!!!
 

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I must apologize on this one. We had an article showing the Mallory E-Spark and the Pertronix Ignitor slated for the latest issue. We ran into a few bugs while producing the article. It won't publish until our next issue (about 6 weeks). Again, I apologize for the misinformation.

My only suggestion at this point would be to compare the price of each unit and take a look at the included parts. The Mallory E-Spark is definitely more complete.

Thanks,
Jon Mikelonis

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tisk-tisk-tisk.......


 

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Here's what I did. Took a 76-77 Ford truck electronic dist (Azone) with single vacuum advance, had it recurved then installed the cap adaptor for the HEI style cap (late model v-8 Ford) then installed a TFI coil from any later model car and then used the 8mm wires. Perfect & Cheap alternative (also fits Under my stock 62 aircleaner)

Dist cost approx $50.00 from Azone. used core from a 400 M & adaptor with cap and wires from junk yard with any brain box for mid to late 70's Fords $30.00

Total investment for HEI style dist $80.00
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I wound up going with the Pertronix unit. Everything wen twell. Had to replace the cap and rotor also. They looked a bit "weary". Seems to be running just fine.
 

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I had the Pertronix ( used swap meet $5.00 ) in my 64 . I just upgraded to the Pertronics II . I think it was one of easiest upgrades. I was gong to go the route that Galaxie_406 but decided imo the pertronix was easier.
 

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It was a very easy upgrade (from points to EI)
 

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I used the 76/77 truck duraspark on my 65 with a 390 and have less the 50 dollars in it,the donor truck even had new wires and cap on it but I had a brain box and wiring it stock from a parts car. Jeff
 

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Why is it even better? The Davis unit is extremly pricey. I am not a believer at the moment. The Petronix unit I have had for sometime is flawless. I am no cheapo when it comes to my Gal-Trust me! I cannot find a reason to spend it. Although I have been thinking about it for a long time. The vey last item in/on the motor which has not been replaced and upgraded.
 

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when I installed the DUI on mine I noticed, Better starting, smoother idle, dramatic increase in power. Also eliminates alot of the wiring in the engine bay. I can run .50 spark gap, noticed the plugs are now burning cleaner. It came custom curved to my engine as well.
I am not saying there is anything wrong with the pertronix unit, especially for a stock engine that doesn't need a more powerful spark. My engine is far from stock though. Just saying that I noticed big improvements with the DUI vs. the pertronix, but it did come at a price.













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Good article on the swap!
Now, I need a source for an ignition conversion on a 223 six for my 64 F100. Any leads to one that someone knows about?
 

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Tankama,
What year is the 223?

1963-1967 6cyl Ford (holley style dizzy)

Part# 1266 for the standard Ignitor
Part# 91266 for the Ignitor II
 
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