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  • Mallory Unilite

    28 9.72%
  • Mallory 9000

    6 2.08%
  • MSD

    103 35.76%
  • Other

    151 52.43%
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  1. #1
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    Default Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    Who is running what and who has had issues with what?
    Brian Novak
    70 Skylark Custom Seamist Green.
    The goal is a mid 11 second street car.
    NEW MOTOR IS IN
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd7NHoL1Apk
    10.7 compression
    68 BIG Port 430 heads Stage 1 valves flow 282 @ .550 66cc.
    TA SP1 Ported
    1000 cfm AED
    RobbMc pump, 1/2" sender, 1/2" lines
    Scotty Brown solid .596/.591 252/267
    1.65 TA rockers
    Mallory ignition
    TA 2" headers 3" TA exhaust with X-Pipe Flowmaster Super 44's
    3800 converter
    4.10 gear

    Owned from 1984-1998
    72 GS 350
    Mid 13's

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    Also What Control Box, Coil and Wires?
    Brian Novak
    70 Skylark Custom Seamist Green.
    The goal is a mid 11 second street car.
    NEW MOTOR IS IN
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd7NHoL1Apk
    10.7 compression
    68 BIG Port 430 heads Stage 1 valves flow 282 @ .550 66cc.
    TA SP1 Ported
    1000 cfm AED
    RobbMc pump, 1/2" sender, 1/2" lines
    Scotty Brown solid .596/.591 252/267
    1.65 TA rockers
    Mallory ignition
    TA 2" headers 3" TA exhaust with X-Pipe Flowmaster Super 44's
    3800 converter
    4.10 gear

    Owned from 1984-1998
    72 GS 350
    Mid 13's

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    Since 1990, HEI with stock coil. 2004 I recurved it and added a MSD Super HEI module. 2007 I converted it to 455 and locked the advance. I never had any problems. I been using Taylor wires.

    The only thing I don't like about it is it's big, ugly and doesn't look stock.
    Andy, 1970 Skylark Custom

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  4. #4
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    Stock points set at .019, light springs, 32* timing @2400RPM, adj. VA +10* @ <4200 RPM, stock coil, AC Delco 7mm wires firing AC Delco R44TS plugs.



    Frank Brooks, Austin, TX USA

    Empty garage again...
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  5. #5
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    lumenition.

    Tony.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    I use the Pertronix Ignitor electronic ignition with the Flamethrower coil (black stock looking). I like that the system doesn't look aftermarket and I have not had any problems with it after six years.
    Chris Gullo
    1972 Skylark Custom Convertible
    350-4bbl
    2.5" Magnaflow X-pipe N-25 exhaust
    3.23 Posi Rear
    Buick Super Sport wheels
    BPG #2034
    BCA #40234

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    Quote Originally Posted by V8Sky View Post
    I use the Pertronix Ignitor electronic ignition with the Flamethrower coil (black stock looking). I like that the system doesn't look aftermarket and I have not had any problems with it after six years.
    Ditto along with an MSD 6AL. So far so good, the rev limiter is nice. Taylor wires.
    joe iacovoni
    BBB - 70/72

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    Quote Originally Posted by V8Sky View Post
    I use the Pertronix Ignitor electronic ignition with the Flamethrower coil (black stock looking). I like that the system doesn't look aftermarket and I have not had any problems with it after six years.
    Same setup for me as well except it is an Ignitor II and I also run the Pertronix wires as well because they are stock looking and perform well.

    Its been 4 years and I'm starting to have some problems with the Pertronix now. The usual pertronix complaints, hard starting etc. So I'm having a dist. converted by Dave Ray at www.davessmallbodyheis.com.
    69 GS400 convertible 4-speed
    69 GS STG 2 10.04@130
    68/69 STEPCHILD NATION
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  9. #9
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    MSD billet distrib, MSD blaster 3 coil, MSD 6al (hidden) and MSD 8.5 wires. maybe overkill but works flawless so far and I got it as a killer package deal price.
    Do Right and Fear No Man!


    71' Skylark 455 4speed SOLD!
    Auto to 4 Speed conversion and 455 build completed by Nick at Gran Sport Garage
    87' GN with some go fast mods ("man that car is sweet Dad" my 10 year old) SOLD!

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    13' Yukon Denali XL
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    68' Skylark Custom straight six
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  10. #10
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    MSD 6AL circa 1993. Bolted it on and forgot about it.

    Devon
    Fuel & Brake Systems Engineer
    "I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong." - Feynman
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  11. #11
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    Pertronix module & coil. No issues at all after 5 years.
    1971 Skylark 350-4V
    Sandalwood/buckets/floorshift
    One of none ever made.
    SOLD.

  12. #12
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    love them stock points!
    jim karnes
    ohio

  13. #13
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    Mallory unilite conversion in the stock distributor with MSD blaster coil painted black since 1994, 7mm parts store replacement wires. Blew the LED in 1996, installed the filter and no problems since.

  14. #14
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    Mallory Unilite with a msd 6a................no probs, ever.

    D.
    Dana & Beth
    1972 GS fender emblem(his)
    72 TSP/PetersonBuilt SportWagonGS (hers)
    98 RegalGS SC3800 "Dimples"(hers again..wtf)
    loser of the 2009 BigRed - DaWagon rematch

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  15. #15

    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    Stock points or Crane XR-i points conversion
    Adam Martin
    BPG# 1358
    BCA# 39765
    1970 Buick Skylark Custom 455 Coupe
    www.antiqueautomotiveservice.com

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  16. #16
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    Running Dave's Small Body HEI conversion on my '63 Riv for... has it been 4 years already??? Wow. Runs great.

    Running AC Delco wires because they just look right.

    As long as my air filter housing is installed, ignition looks stock. With coil showing (air filter off) you can see some extra non-stock wires on the coil and you can see I mounted the coil vertically (as Dave recommends) instead of stock horizontal mount.

    It is the way to go.

  17. #17
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    MSD 6AL, Dave's small body HEI, napa coil, and Accell wires...
    1969 Buick GS Stage 1, 72 455. B&B, P&P heads, KB Headers, Mk118 cam, Edelbrock b4b w/ Q-jet.
    Originally a 4-speed car, has th-400 now, but not for long.

    DONT WORRY, LUNACY RUNS IN THE FAMILY.
    Michael B.

  18. #18
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    crane xr-i points conversion,recurved dist,crane coil and accel wires with platinum sparkplugs
    wilfred
    ----------------------------------------
    64 wildcat 4 door thinpillar sedan 401/400

  19. #19
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    Daves Small Body MSD Trigger conversion, MSD Digital6 Ignition (2 rev limiters, selectable start retard, High speed retard[0-9.9*, 3000-5200RPM])
    Larry
    1998 "Fully Optioned" SC3800 Riviera
    70 GS 455 Stage1, TSP 470, 602 HP@ 5900, 589 TQ @ 4900
    TA Hyd Roller Cam, 230*/238*, 112, .544"/.577" lift, 4-7 swap
    MSD Digital 6+, Ignitionman Distributor w/MSD trigger
    THM400 with Ultimate 258mm converter, Gear Vendors OD
    AED 1000 HO Carb, 800 CFM 7042240 Quadrajet
    8.5 10 bolt, 3.73's Race weight 4025lbs.
    Best E.T. 11.54 Best MPH, 116.06
    Larrymta@verizon.net, GSCA #291
    BPG # 1063
    N.E. GS/GN Club Assistant Director

  20. #20
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    i was running a msd digital 6 but it crapped out so now i'm just running a hei w/stock module and coil, timing locked out.

  21. #21
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    Dave's Smallbody HEI, MSD 6 box, Napa coil, MSD wires and Champion extended-reach plugs.

    Runs great every time.
    James BPG #1604
    Still own my first car: '71 LeSabre - the 2NABOT (formerly the World's 2nd Fastest 350-powered Big Buick) Now 455-powered.
    '62 Ranchero w/ '68 200 Six and Column-shift 3-speed. Cruuuuuise-mobile.

  22. #22
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    Mallory Comp 9000 breakerless (not unilite) w/o vacuum advance. I'm running it through an MSD Blaster 2 coil that I had. I have a Mallory VIal ignition to be hooked up - haven't done that yet.
    Steve E.

  23. #23
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    Stinger S-4 w/recurved dist...no vacuum. Taylor wires. Works perfect.
    1971 GS 455 #'s matching..in work

  24. #24
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    MSD dist. with 6AL box, MSD Blaster 3 coil, MSD wires.

    I really didn't need the distributor. (I had HEI)
    I chose the 6AL because I've seen a TON of them at the track, and I like the rev limiter feature for "safety".
    I chose the coil and box because a "Mallory system" let me down one day in single digit weather. ( Yeah I drive my 455 Electra then too)
    The MSD wires don't look obnoxious, you can get them in Buick red (or black)
    and I've NEVER had a problem with an end pulling off, and they simply work.

    FWIW, I'm not bashing Mallory, I just had one coil go bad, back in the early 90's.
    ..also there isn't much wrong with an HEI system, as is for street/strip Buicks IMO.

    ElectraJim
    I won nothing at the '09 GS Nationals..except a ZR-1 smackdown
    Yes, I raced at PINKS! All-Out in June 27-28 '08 Gateway International Raceway
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  25. #25
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    Default Re: Ignition Poll.. What ya running?

    in my '76 Electra, I'm running the stock HEI, original date coded plug wires, and using correct AC plugs



 

 
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