Distributor

Discussion in 'Sparky's corner' started by steverw, Apr 19, 2020.

  1. steverw

    steverw Well-Known Member

    Hey guys im building a fairly stout 455 for my GS. TA Performance stage 1 heads, ported, bored approx 30 with forged pistons, balanced, roller cam, 1.65 ratio roller rockers, performance intake, 800 cfm quadrajet, etc.
    Should be pushing 500 HP so im told. '
    My question is which distributor should i use? MSD, JEGS ready to run, TA Performance has their own, ?similer to MSD? Points distributor?
    Thanks for any help
    Steve
     
  2. Darron72Skylark

    Darron72Skylark Well-Known Member

    Do you have an original distributor that you could rebuild and swap in a Pertronix module?
     
  3. steverw

    steverw Well-Known Member

    I do, and I have talked to Dave Ray about converting it, but he was still recovering from a nasty brown recluse spider bite on
    one of his hands. So he may be out of service. I have not heard good things about Pertronix, maybe some one could change that... Pertronix reviews?
    Im not against using points they worked fine for many years. It just chaps me to spend almost $500 for an MSD.
    Steve
     
  4. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    I have run mallory and msd for years in many vehicles with no issues. I have tried pertronix and not been a fan
     
  5. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    It's WAY MORE IMPORTANT to have the correct ignition timing curve than having electronic ignition. The biggest advantage to MSD distributors is you have the ability to adjust the amount of mechanical advance inside the distributor. The amount of mechanical advance inside stock points distributors varies depending on what it initially came out of. The difference can be substantial, and you can't adjust it, at least not easily. What's the part number of the points distributor you want to use?

    http://v8buick.com/index.php?thread...specs-1965-66-66-67-68-69-70-71-72-74.329332/

    http://v8buick.com/index.php?threads/power-timing-your-buick-v8.63475/
     

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