I'm running an all MSD solution on a 390 stroker without any issues. I've got a radical cam and I've gone the mechanical advance route. So far, it's worked great. I did swap out my blaster 2 coil for a blaster 3 but that's because the tower on the MSD 3 coil was more convenient.
I must confess that I've read about a lot of MSD problems. It could be that's just because there are so many MSD units out there and we just hear about the small percentage that do fail or it could be that here are quality issues. Time will tell.
I saw an article on line about converting a Duraspark to an HEI with a GM module. I wanted to use the Duraspark due to air cleaner clearence so I tried it. Got a rebuilt Dist. from NAPA with the steel gear already on it for about $100.00 and the GM HEI module for $29.00. Lo and behold it works great and was very easy to do.
pertronix conversion so far so good...utilizes the stock ford distributor and updates to electronics instead of points...i dont recall the price but i also dont recall it being $300...if you are running a turkey pan you may have clearence issues unless you utilize the stock ford set up...pertronix maybe your best solution
give Bob a call he took care of me!
Bob Wyman Jr.
2216 E. Mineral King
Visalia Ca. 93292
Mark, i would go with a msd dist , convert it to a black cap one , no vacumn advance , install the msd box on the inside of the firewall , paint the coil satin black, get some plain black wires and you will score the most points for an original ignition system
good luck Bob
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