Recommended rev-limiter for Pertronix billet dist in small block?

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  1. dibbons

    dibbons Well-Known Member

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    Had a rev-limiter in my 4-speed '65 bracket car back in the '70's which had Chrysler electronic ignition upgrade. The aftermarket rev-limiter I had in my glove box was a small gray metal box with a dial switch on it. To test it, I would set it at 3000 RPM and rev the motor ... it would limit RPM to that speed. Then I would set the dial permanently for 6500 (but I would not test it there). My power shift points were 6000 RPM and then on a good run it hit about 6400 at the finish line.

    Any way, I have another small block now, but with the Pertronix billet distributor. What should I consider using for a rev-limiter? Thank you.
     
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    do you need an ignition box with that distributor? or is it ready to run all in the distributor?
     
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    There is no box, the pick-up and whatever else it needs must all be part of the distributor.
     
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    Is it an Ingnitor 111 module? if so, it got a built-in rev limiter.
     
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    Elec Dist Billet Chrys/Dodge/Plym 273-360 w/Ignitor II Vac Adv. Black Cap
    Manufacturer's Part Number:
    D141700
     
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    i have been experiencing a lot of pertronix failure on the british cars lately,( at our british vintage repair shop)
    i no longer install them , i have the client buy them so if the thing craps out , they have to get the warranty.
    i think they are using cheap china electronic and they create problems ,
     
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