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  • What's the simplest electronic conversion for early GM dizzys?

    I've seen some where a module goes on the 2 screws that held the points and nothing in place of the OG cam that opened the points. THX
    STUGOTS

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    I've had a Pertronix one on the Caprice for years.

    Crane made one before the bankruptsy, buy out, reorganization, and reopening. Not sure they still do.
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    • #3
      simplest equal cheap? ebay has a lot. A cool thing is swapping the whole thing.. but I have seen the little modules. Look like bleeders by sight of them. I did not stop bitching until optical with a digital ramp in a separate computer.. A v8 is easy however, easy going.
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      • #4
        Put a Petronix on a boat for a guy. They have one that uses the lobes for the points to trigger it. Has an "LS" suffix on the part number.

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        • #5
          I think that's the one I want. Is there an air gap to adjust between the lobes and module? THX
          Originally posted by phitter67 View Post
          Put a Petronix on a boat for a guy. They have one that uses the lobes for the points to trigger it. Has an "LS" suffix on the part number.
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          • #6
            No it just locates off existing holes. I'll post a scan of the instructions, but it's not a very clear one.Click image for larger version

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            • #7
              The module is riveted to the plate (shaded in the pic). the mounting holes have no adjustment. You put it in just like changing points. It says to use a points style coil, 1.5 ohm primary resistance. It says that in the scan, really!

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              • #8
                Seems simple enough. I wonder why not use the same screws that held the points(?). Seems the rivet gun might hit the mech adv mechanism. Thanks for this
                Originally posted by phitter67 View Post
                The module is riveted to the plate (shaded in the pic). the mounting holes have no adjustment. You put it in just like changing points. It says to use a points style coil, 1.5 ohm primary resistance. It says that in the scan, really!
                Last edited by groucho; October 9, 2013, 05:49 PM.
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                  Here's two pics. I don't put thoughts in writing well sometimes.Click image for larger version

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                  • #10
                    I hope U didn't rip it outta the guy's boat to take those pics. LOL. Looks like the point's screws should work on that.
                    Originally posted by phitter67 View Post
                    Here's two pics. I don't put thoughts in writing well sometimes.[ATTACH=CONFIG]25155[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]25156[/ATTACH]
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                    • #11
                      It's just a magnetic pickup. It uses a ring that screws to the bottom of the rotor. Needs a minimum of .010 and maximum of .060" between the magnetic pickup and the ring to function. If the distributor has too much play, you will need a shim kit.
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                      • #12
                        Anyone know what's the difference between that kit and the one that picks up off the OG point lobes (the one w/ls in the pt #)?
                        Originally posted by Scott Liggett View Post
                        It's just a magnetic pickup. It uses a ring that screws to the bottom of the rotor. Needs a minimum of .010 and maximum of .060" between the magnetic pickup and the ring to function. If the distributor has too much play, you will need a shim kit.
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                        • #13
                          I have the crane fireball kit with rev limiter
                          I don't need it, 50.00 and it's yours, still in packaging(sealed)

                          part#750-1710

                          FYI summit still sells it
                          Last edited by NewEnglandRaceFan; October 9, 2013, 07:23 PM.

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                          • #14
                            in 2010 ..after 3 Pertronix were bad out of the box , I can't recommend pertronix anything

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                            • #15
                              Groucho, you are hopeless.

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