I'd like to add to Theo's comments that if you decide to buy an aftermarket
distributor you should ask about its height. I got a "Ford SB" distributor
that was so tall it would not clear the Tiger's hood.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Smit, Theo" <Theo.Smit@dynastream.com>
To: "Would U. Believe" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 4:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Tigers] Best distributor for Tiger
> That depends on your application.
> - Are you going for stock appearance?
> - What is the RPM range that you're expecting to use?
> - Are you using a high-energy coil driver or using large plug gaps?
> - Do you want vacuum advance? Mechanical advance? Boost retard?
> - Do you want adjustable mechanical advance stops?
> - Are you putting this in a roller-cam block? Will you need a steel,
> composite, bronze or cast-iron distributor gear?
> The "best" from a performance perspective, is to ditch the distributor and
> wires altogether, and use a crank trigger unit like the ford EDIS system,
> coil-near-plug drivers that you could adapt from modular motor (4.6L) or
> import applications. This may require more invention on your part than
> you're ready to put in.
> Next would be a crank-trigger unit that has siamesed coils and triggers
> plugs in pairs. This requires special plugs on one bank, if you want to
> low-maintenance operation.
> After that, go to a high quality distributor: Billet body, ball bearings,
> adjustable advance curve, with vacuum for good highway mileage.
> Next after that is to use a Ford distributor body and make sure it's
> to better-than-new specs. You can do this with a stock distributor,
> you can find the rebuild parts for it.
> In any event, ditch the points and use a quality electronic triggering
> along with known-good coil, plugs and wires. This, and making sure the
> is straight (and that the rotor and cap fit properly) are the key basics
> to a
> reliable ignition system.
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