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    Anybody know who makes them or where? While surfing at lunch, I clicked on to Summit looking at distributors for my wife's 69 Mustang. I'd like to upgrade at some point and not buy a Chinese part. I was thinking theirs was Chines but the price didn't look Chinese, more like a USA price. In the end I'll most likely stab in a Pertronix kit and I think I have one of their Blaster coils some place and call it day.
    Tom
    Overdrive is overrated



  • #2
    had major pertronix troubles last summer [first time ever] went with mallory , which has since been bought out

    try DUI ?
    http://www.performancedistributors.com/fordssdui.htm

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    • #3
      Ford Duraspark FTW
      Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
      1998 Mustang GT https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...ix-to-4sixzero
      1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
      1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
      1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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      • #4
        I have a DUI (the whole distributor) in the Camaro and it's been excellent. For some stupid reason (maybe they weren't out yet?) I didn't get the built-in rev limiter so I have their external one that uses MSD chips and it works fine, too. So I can say good stuff about them.

        Dan

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SpiderGearsMan View Post
          had major pertronix troubles last summer [first time ever] went with mallory , which has since been bought out

          try DUI ?
          http://www.performancedistributors.com/fordssdui.htm

          I would but I think I'm going to have some issue with the size. I am running GM style HEI on the Mustang of unknown origin but it's working well. Fed by a #12 wire.
          Tom
          Overdrive is overrated


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          • #6
            Originally posted by Huskinhano View Post
            I would but I think I'm going to have some issue with the size. I am running GM style HEI on the Mustang of unknown origin but it's working well. Fed by a #12 wire.
            Probably a DUI. I don't know of anyne else offering a HEI for Ford engines. Doesn't mean there isn't anyone - just that I don't know about them.

            Dan

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            • #7
              Procomp makes HEI's for Fords.
              Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
              1998 Mustang GT https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...ix-to-4sixzero
              1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
              1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
              1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BBR View Post
                Procomp makes HEI's for Fords.
                That would be my guess. I wish it were a DUI. But for $37 and my $9 close out special NAPA wires from Rockauto I'm into my HEI set up for $46.
                Tom
                Overdrive is overrated


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                • #9
                  good for around town

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                  • #10
                    Seth's Summit distributor came apart in a very short time - the whole mechanical advance system literally flew apart and locked up the advance.

                    Like BBR - I've had good luck with rebuilt durasparks over the counter, $55.
                    There's always something new to learn.

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                    • #11
                      and then you buy a coil and then you buy a module and then you buy a harness
                      hei is one wire off the ignition switch and works well

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                      • #12
                        I am pretty sure they are Chinese but not Proform.

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                        • #13
                          I don't worry about the electronics as much as the mechanical advance mechanisms / shafts / cam gear interface, etc. That's what flew apart in Seth's engine, and others.... I also had a friend recently whipe out a roller cam in a cleveland due to a mismatched timing gear that allowed too much cam end play.

                          With a mixture of parts suppliers - as most of our engines are - you just can't be too careful - measure everything!
                          There's always something new to learn.

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                          • #14
                            don't fords have a cam plate ? or a cam button ?

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                            • #15
                              My 5.8 and the 5.0 I took out both had a plate. I don't know if that's been forever on SBFs or if there was date before the plate. No clue on Cleveland motors.

                              Dan

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