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vegas paul
04-30-2007, 06:25 PM
Anybody have any feedback on the performance/installation of this electronic ignition? How does it compare to the Pertronix or other "drop-in" systems?

Las Vegas, NV
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
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41 Frank
04-30-2007, 06:44 PM
I have the setup on an R-2 engine it works fine, no problems, I don,t know what the setup costs because I bought it used but it is not as cheap as a pertronix setup which I have in my other two cars. Thibault uses the Chrysler system with brain box. It basically consists of a distributor and brain box, asociated wiring, resistor, coil and good instructions.For an economical setup I would recommend the Pertronix.
Pretty straightforward install and about 3 times cheaper. In order to use the Pertronix you have to have a Delco window distributor.A least I am not aware of anyone making it for the Prestolite unit.

64V-K7
04-30-2007, 07:07 PM
I have a Pertronix in a Delco 1110864 (55 President) and a 1110839 (spare). Neither are window distributors..


Bob Johnstone
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jjones
04-30-2007, 08:02 PM
I have a T-bow Chrysler/Mallory distributer in my 259. Completely rebuilt distributer with new everything including vacuum advance. It is self-contained--no brain box. I weighed the cost of rebuilding a worn out Delco and adding the Pertronix, and decided the T-bow distributer was a better deal. I have been really happy with it.

jj

Mark57
04-30-2007, 08:24 PM
Remind me again who is a good supplier for Pertronix ignitions for Stude v-8's?;)

Dick Steinkamp
04-30-2007, 08:29 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mark57

Remind me again who is a good supplier for Pertronix ignitions for Stude v-8's?;)


Phil Harris...Fairborn Studebaker...

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N8N
04-30-2007, 10:09 PM
I don't know that Dave T. is still selling the Chrysler/Prestolite hybrid distributors anymore... I think now he is concentrating on the new billet housing Mallory Unilite based distributors. I have no experience with them (my old Chrysler/Presto unit is working well) but they certainly look like they should work just as well if not better.

nate

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Mark57
04-30-2007, 11:03 PM
Thanks Dick:)

53k
05-01-2007, 07:51 PM
quote:Originally posted by vegas paul

Anybody have any feedback on the performance/installation of this electronic ignition? How does it compare to the Pertronix or other "drop-in" systems?

I have the MoPar-type distributor in my '64 Wagonaire and I had a Pertronix in my ex-'64 Avanti. The T-Bow system seemed to have a stronger spark and the car started more easily. I didn't have any trouble with my Pertronix, but I have heard of a fair number of inopportune failures. The MoPar system also has the advantage of parts being readily available for it. The downside of the MoPar is you have a lot of extra wire and you have to mount the control box somewhere (authenticity problem) where the Pertronix is pretty much invisble.


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rockne10
05-01-2007, 09:39 PM
quote:a lot of extra wire and you have to mount the control box somewhere This problem is gone with T-bow's new distributor. I put his Mopar unit in my '63 ten years ago. Now that that engine is going in to my '53, I need to find someone who wants the Mopar so I can order the Mallory.:D:(

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
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Lenny R2
05-02-2007, 09:35 PM
I installed The T-bow mopar distributor in my Avanti R2 last
year.It starts much faster,the sparkplugs burn much cleaner &
the timing stays set.

Lenny

pdrnec
08-23-2011, 01:13 PM
Does anyone have the wiring instructions for the Mopar module? I have one on the shelf and want to try it. There's a black wire (coil neg, I think) and a green wire and a blue wire.

ST2DE5
08-23-2011, 02:13 PM
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/ignit1a.jpg

Mike Van Veghten
08-23-2011, 02:14 PM
The Mallory LED Module has been around for a very long time. Early/mid 70's anyway.
It was one of the first two or three "electronic" conversions available. Then they made up a fully contained..Mallory..distributor...not unlike the Mallory-Studebaker distributer.

To answer the original question, comparison wise...while they work a little differently, they are a very soild and usable ignition.

Mike

60Lark
08-23-2011, 11:56 PM
I put one of Dave's Mallory Unilite distributers in my Power Hawk almost 5 years ago and have had no problems. I put a Pertronix kit in my Lark 8 years ago and have had no problems with it either.

pdrnec
08-24-2011, 12:46 AM
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/ignit1a.jpg

Thank you - exactly what I was looking for!

pdrnec
08-28-2011, 02:25 PM
Does anyone know what the right distributor cap and rotor are for these?

pdrnec
08-29-2011, 12:24 AM
Sorted it out - just about any 80's mopar V8.

BobWaitz
08-29-2011, 11:33 AM
And in case anyone is curious, we installed Thibault's Mallory Unilite distributor in the Salt-2-Salt racer. We ran it up to 7800 RPM and held it at 7300 RPM for over a mile with no problem at all.

Be careful installing it. Make sure the wire colors match up or you can fry the ignition module. I use the Active Power Filter with mine:
http://store.prestoliteperformance.com/mallory/mallory-distributor-access/active-power-filter.html

G T Joe
08-29-2011, 11:38 AM
Is that a 6 volt or 12 volt if its a 12 volt what ptronix did you use?? (part number) for the 55 stude

pdrnec
08-30-2011, 02:18 PM
So there's no ballast resistor on my 63 Daytona - I just hooked up the wire from pin 1 to the positive side of the coil. Is it going to explode? Should I put a ballast resistor on it just for the hot lead for the mopar box?

Sure does run nice.

studegary
08-30-2011, 02:39 PM
So there's no ballast resistor on my 63 Daytona - I just hooked up the wire from pin 1 to the positive side of the coil. Is it going to explode? Should I put a ballast resistor on it just for the hot lead for the mopar box?

Sure does run nice.

A 1963 Daytona would initially have a pink wire that is a resistance wire (instead of using a dropping resistor). If you are still using the pink wire, you have a resistor in the circuit (except at start up).

pdrnec
08-30-2011, 03:02 PM
The pink wire and the green/black wire go to the coil +, so hooking it up there would be ok?