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WHAT DISTIBUTOR AND COIL IS ON YOUR 351 C
#1
LOOKING TO SEE WHAT OTHERS HAVE FOR DISTRIBUTORS AND COILS ON THERE CLEVELANDS, IS WHAT YOU HAVE WORKING GOOD AND IS THERE ANYHTING SPECIAL YOU HAD TO DO TO GET THEM TO WORK PROPERLY?
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#2
I am running a DUI style distributor from Performance Distributors in TN. It was custom curved for my particular set up. Works fantastic. Only issues is size limits air cleaner options.

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

- Jason


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I have a 460 but the ignition components are interchangeable. Duraspark distributor, MSD 6A box and TFI coil.

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.
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#4
Mallory dist + pertronix 1 + high voltage coil. Simple and reliable.

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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#5
I have a Cardone 'stock' replacement distributor, fed by an Accel Super Coil (30KVDC) and controlled by a Duraspark ignition box (blue grommet strain relief).  It's all wired together with a Duraspark conversion harness from NPD.

Like everything else on/about my car, It pretty much looks stock with lots of juice to back it up.  It fits with a factory Ram Air system with no issues, since it's... well... basically stock.  I can also go to pretty much any parts store for replacement items as necessary.

Eric

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(05-30-2019, 02:17 PM)TommyK Wrote: I have a 460 but the ignition components are interchangeable. Duraspark distributor, MSD 6A box and TFI coil.

Same setup on my last 351C and will be using it again on the next one. Recurved the D-spark dizzy, was a Cardone reman.


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(05-30-2019, 02:48 PM)Hemikiller Wrote:
(05-30-2019, 02:17 PM)TommyK Wrote: I have a 460 but the ignition components are interchangeable. Duraspark distributor, MSD 6A box and TFI coil.

Recurved the D-spark dizzy, was a Cardone reman.

Yes the recurved part is an important point with a reman. The OOTB ignition curve is generally not suitable for a performance application. Also, the vacuum advance usually provides too much timing too soon and needs to be limited.

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.
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#8
Get 1 of these with a msd box, their not gay looking like GM type dizzys.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/dui-32720bl
I am running a msd in my 393C.


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The distributor I use is a factory stock Cardone reman, but with the advance slot altered from a 15L to a 10L, thus limiting the crank degrees to 20. This is crucial imo to achieving the correct curve to run 14 -16 degs. initial. The total mechanical advance is therefore 34-36 degrees depending on what runs best on your engine. Mine is 16 initial, 36 total plus the vacuum advance is turn down to about 4-6 degrees on a single diaphragm canister which must be the adjustable type, small hex adjustment screw inside the tube. Springs are 1 stock heavy and 1 MrGasket ? ( sorry, I can't find the number right now, will update)
For sparks, I use the PerTronix Ignitor II with the matching Flamethrower coil, Autolite 24 plugs gapped at .040". Engine runs strong and smooth. Cam is a Melling MTF2, just slightly better than factory stock cam.


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Geoff.

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#10
Running a D8AE-NA 460 interceptor dist (spare I had and same as used in my 429 Gran Torino). Curved on a real Sun machine by a tech who has been using the same machine since the 70's! (Was later gifted to him by owner when no longer needed in shop) Stock Ford Duraspark coil and blue grommet Motorcraft ignition module. Have NPD conversion harness on shelf, using wire harness manufactured by shop tec friend before NPD part was available. Very reliable system with great over the counter parts availability.

Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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