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Comment by Red Barchetta on December 1, 2014 at 10:27pm

I can get their Flame Thrower coil, paint it up stock Ford colors (Black with a yellow/mustard top), and remove the resistance wire to get the full 12v to the system. 

Remember I'm trying to keep things looking as stock/original as possible, as least to the casual observer. These Shelby American guys can tell with a glance if you dont have the right radiator cap, but its not them I am worried about. Not going to put it in a concourse show. But I do want to show it, after its had a few 11 to 12 second passes down the track. The motor in its stock version already did a mid 13 pass.

Comment by Vall Miller on December 1, 2014 at 10:06pm

The Pertronix is better than points, but it wont come near to the voltage output your 6a does! You can hide it under the dash, and get an extender plug to run wiring to the engine bay.

Comment by Red Barchetta on December 1, 2014 at 10:04pm

Yes, thats why its called MSD 6a, by MSD Ignition. But its a big red box that is hard to hide on a car you want to try to make look stock. The Pertronix 71281 Ignitor III Adaptive Dwell Control for Multiple Spark with Digital Rev Limiter all fits under the distributer cap, and only has one extra wire that goes to the positive side of the coil, along with the standard ground (black) that goes to the negative side. Put them both in a black heat shrink tube and a casual glance will not be very obvious that it is even there. Pertronix advertises for the Ignitor III: 

  • 5 times more spark energy than points
    ...increased burn time
  • Multi-spark thru the entire RPM range
    ...improved combustion
  • Increased spark energy
    ...More Horsepower & Better Mileage
  • REV limit set by user
    ...accurate to +/- 50 RPM

I currently only have the Ignitor II. No Multi-spark (aka MultipleSparkDischarge) , No REV Limiter. I'm just looking for the MultipleSparkDischarge/Multi-Spark though, with out the big red box.

Comment by Vall Miller on December 1, 2014 at 9:43pm

 Are you aware that your 6a box already does a multiple spark?



The MSD produces full power multiple sparks for each firing of a plug. The number of multiple sparks that occur decreases as rpm increases, however the spark series always lasts for 20° of crankshaft rotation. Above 3,000 rpm there is simply not enough "time" to fire the spark plug more than once, so there is only one powerful spark."

Comment by Red Barchetta on December 1, 2014 at 7:38pm

I've got an auto, so not as interested in the Rev Limiter as I am the Multiple Spark Discharge feature. The 3 has it, the 2 does not. Majority of that I have read people say adding the Pertronix adds a new life to their motor. Pertronix states the 3 works best on Big Blocks with big cams. I'm running a stroked 351W (418ci) with CompCam's Magnum 280H.  Big cam for the 351, but the extra cubes are going to tame it a little.

Comment by Vall Miller on December 1, 2014 at 8:56am

 I guess it depends on how much you desire the rev limiter in the distributor? I don't have that feature on my three vehicles, although my 6AL boxes do have the option. I've just never used it myself.

I've used Pertronix on several cars, and really like them, so I'd probably keep it and use it.

Comment by Red Barchetta on November 30, 2014 at 10:36pm

I bought this for around $100 over a year ago. Now I find the Ignitor III on Amazon for $98. I understand the 3 has MSD and a Rev Limiter. Should I take the loss and upgrade to the 3 for the MSD? I still have my "MSD 6A" box. How nice that you can get that feature now and put it all under the stock Cap!

Comment by Vall Miller on November 23, 2014 at 5:54pm

 hey Red, how did that Nova slip into the show? LOL

Comment by Red Barchetta on November 23, 2014 at 5:34pm

Just got back from a local Car Show here in Miami. Took a few photos but too many to try to post here. Photo Album <-- Click there to see the cars (mostly newer Mustangs)

Comment by Hunt Joseph on October 14, 2014 at 8:00am

That's great video footage Vall.I am going try and get some video footage of testing when i get the car back from paint shop prizon.


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