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Old 07-28-2010, 11:02 AM   #1
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Default Y-Blockl Cheap Electronic Ignition???

I'm wondering what guys are doing for electronic ignition? I want to get away from the points in my distributor but when I looked at the MSD in Speedway Motors I couldn't believe the $375 price tag. Is there a better way? Thanks for any advice/ideas.

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Old 07-28-2010, 11:21 AM   #2
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Convert your distributor to a Pertronix Ignitor $65-$100 check out the www.pertronix.com website for more info.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:24 PM   #3
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pertronics is the way to go be sure to tell them 6/12 volt also get a coil i put this in my 55 merc converted to 12 volts and it runs great my points fell apart this was on a rebuilt distributor from auto zone bushing that rides on dist. shaft came off car would start off and on ran with a miss
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:19 PM   #4
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Yup, a '60 distributor converted with Pertronix in my '56 YBlock.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:00 PM   #5
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Pertronix deff!! but get the matching coil too!! you will be amazed! and it looks stock!
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:40 AM   #6
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If your distributor is a 57 or newer, remove it and make make sure its all in good shape, then install the Pertronix unit. Use the matching coil. I have been using one for ten years, local, highway travel, and racing. Its flawless. Todays cost with the unit and coil is about 140 bucks, or half what the others ask.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:20 PM   #7
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How does the '57 and later distributor differ from the '55-'56? The only Y block distributor I've ever worked on is the one on my '55 with 272.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:05 PM   #8
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I want to say "Load-o-matic"

Or something like that....

(For pre 57)
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:47 AM   #9
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The 49 through 56 V8 dizzy is a loadamatic design for the advance. It works OK only when everything is perfect, and it MUST be connected to the carburetor it came with from the factory. The 57 and newer design is very easy to work with, has both mechanical and vacuum advance, and it suited to any combination of intake manifold and carburetion.
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:48 PM   #10
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Pertronix is the ONLY way to go !
I have a new one in the pack I will let go for $65 to your door !

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Old 07-30-2010, 03:35 PM   #11
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Duraspark is another alternative. Complete instructions at:

http://www.y-blocksforever.com/forum...ight=duraspark

I have done this and use a MSD 6A box on one, and the stock Ford Duraspark box on another. Both worked great. Couldn't really tell a difference in the controller boxes. Good part is the Duraspark electronics last almost forever and if you need a part you can get it from any of the "chain" parts stores.
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:46 PM   #12
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Got a guy down the road from me in the scrap metal business who gets piles of old engines. Will ask him to watch for Y blocks, find me a later 292 or 312 that I can get a distributor off of.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:24 PM   #13
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you can get a loaded rebuilt from autozone for 65/70 dollars i used a 62 ford p/u on my 292
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:35 PM   #14
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you can get a loaded rebuilt from autozone for 65/70 dollars i used a 62 ford p/u on my 292
Good to know, I'll check that out.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:20 PM   #15
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Use the ACCEL Kit number 2020. It replaces your point and condenser. I have had 0 issues with it for 3 years running. I bought the kit new on ebay for like 25 bucks or something. Very easy to do...

by the way, only for 57+ distributors...
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:44 PM   #16
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Lamar Wadsworth.................While you take some 57 & newer dist. from the Y blocks, take some 4 barrel intakes. These are the "B" not the "A"
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:46 PM   #17
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What years had the "B" intake?

thanks, marvin
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Old 08-01-2010, 03:43 PM   #18
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What years had the "B" intake?

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I think he means 1957 up. Wide spread bolting down carb flange Gerry
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:25 PM   #19
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I think he means 1957 up. Wide spread bolting down carb flange Gerry

Yes 1957 had the larger pattern that will accept standard size Holley , Edelbrock and Grant carbs .

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Old 04-22-2011, 01:39 AM   #20
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What years had the "B" intake?

thanks, marvin
The large pattern 4bbl intakes have part# ECZ-9425-B. They can be found on any four barrel Y-block made from 1957 until 63 or 64. I pulled mine off of a 62 Pickup in a junk yard for $50. Gave it a $20 bath in a hot tank and it looked good as new.
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