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View Poll Results: What points to electronic ignition do you prefer?
Swap to HEI distributor 93 44.71%
Pertronix 1181 (w/ magnetic ring) 7 3.37%
Pertronix 1181LS (w/o magnetic ring) 3 1.44%
Pertronix II 26 12.50%
Pertronix III 11 5.29%
Crane 1710 13 6.25%
Mallory Unilite (#501) 15 7.21%
Mallory E-spark (#61001M) 2 0.96%
Other 37 17.79%
M&H's Electric Breakerless Conversion 1 0.48%
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Old 2nd-January-2010, 06:25 PM   #1
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Points to Electronic Ignition Preference (Poll)

I'm looking at replacing my points ignition to electronic in one of my projects and would like to know which conversion you guys prefer (and any good or bad experiences you have had)...

(p/n's listed are for the sbc)

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Old 2nd-January-2010, 06:27 PM   #2
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im actually gonna be doing the same
im gonna try the Crane 1710

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Old 2nd-January-2010, 06:36 PM   #3
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petronix ignitor 2 are pretty good , i put them on an old 390 f**d and the thing ran great .... it was a death motor , but it never missed a beat there are better ones too , some have rev limiters built into them so there would be no need for a box
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petronix ignitor 2 are pretty good , i put them on an old 390 f**d and the thing ran great .... it was a death motor , but it never missed a beat there are better ones too , some have rev limiters built into them so there would be no need for a box
for budget people like me i think the crane is the best bang for the buck its got the rev limiter so that's a great bonus
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The Crane XRI unit is a great piece. I have used many with marine conversion! (over 25 easy) with no issues. I know of one boat that stays in the water and have 2 conversions (1 on each engine) back in 2001. And this guy uses his boat!
very reliable, just bolts in and has a rev limiter also. It's a great item and very affordable. Nothing else need. Uses the stock coil and wires. I have one in our 59 T-bird. Works great.


Crane XR-i Points-To-Electronic Ignition Conversion Kits
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CRN-750-1710/

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The Crane XRI unit is a great piece. I have used many with marine conversion! (over 25 easy) with no issues. I know of one boat that stays in the water and have 2 conversions (1 on each engine) back in 2001. And this guy uses his boat!
very reliable, just bolts in and has a rev limiter also. It's a great item and very affordable. Nothing else need. Uses the stock coil and wires. I have one in our 59 T-bird. Works great.


Crane XR-i Points-To-Electronic Ignition Conversion Kits
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CRN-750-1710/

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looks like ive made my mind up
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I have had two of the Mallory kits. One failed, one broke during maintenance. (The plastic part) I changed to the Petronix II with SS blaster coil. Has been very reliable.
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..... I changed to the Petronix II with SS blaster coil. Has been very reliable.
2X on the Petronix II.

I have the same set up on my 66. Works great. It has been on my car since 2003. No problems.

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i just bought the cranes one big al listed..cant wait to get it installed and see how it works
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Just ordered this from the local speed shop. Professional Products plug and play small diameter complete distributor- $175 + tax. Spent more $ than the points conversion but i'm excited.

Looking forward to adjusting timing at the twist of a knob.


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Just ordered this from the local speed shop. Professional Products plug and play small diameter complete distributor- $175 + tax. Spent more $ than the points conversion but i'm excited.

Looking forward to adjusting timing at the twist of a knob.


I've been curious about the Powerfire distributors. Let me know what you think of it once it's installed. Professional Products bought them from a smaller company.
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The Crane XRI unit is a great piece. I have used many with marine conversion! (over 25 easy) with no issues.
Al, question: The reason I did not go with the XRI is that, according to their manual, they need a ballast resistor. Are you doing this, or using a resistor wire?
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Al, question: The reason I did not go with the XRI is that, according to their manual, they need a ballast resistor. Are you doing this, or using a resistor wire?
All Vehicles with OE point type ignition are factory equipped with ballast resistance. Most all GM vehicles have resistance wire equipped with point ignition. And if your removing the points the resistor wire should still be in place.

You take the points out, you put the module in. Hook up the two wires to the coil and rock-n-role.

Same plug wires, same coil, cap & rotor button. Engine will still look OEM.

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All Vehicles with OE point type ignition are factory equipped with ballast resistance. Most all GM vehicles have resistance wire equipped with point ignition. And if your removing the points the resistor wire should still be in place.

You take the points out, you put the module in. Hook up the two wires to the coil and rock-n-role.

Same plug wires, same coil, cap & rotor button. Engine will still look OEM.

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good to know, thanks al, cant wait to get mine in and running see how it works out
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