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Knightnight

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Recommend a distributor?
« on: April 08, 2021, 04:28:40 AM »
I have a prestolite d3jl-1200g distributor on a ford 460. It is currently wired from distributor to ignition coil to a ballast resistor. Looking to replace it with newer unit that has male prongs and is updated (non-worn out advance springs/etc). Finding parts for the old distributor is rather difficult. Ideally looking to spend around $300 ish for a new distributor? Mechanical advance, marine rated of course.
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Re: Recommend a distributor?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2021, 12:53:29 PM »
You can't go wrong with Davis United (DUI) dizzys.
Even coast guard approved.
Basically a GM Hei adapted to a 460, Gm parts available at any parts store.
Run the lightest advance springs.

All I run on my junk is Gm Hei, vacuum advance deleted. Solid and reliable.

Just my $ 0.02.

Dan'l
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Knightnight

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Re: Recommend a distributor?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2021, 07:29:59 AM »
I found them but it appears not coast guard approved per their website?

https://performancedistributors.com/product/marine-dui-distributors/.

I select 7000rpm version, black for ford 460. I will only ever spin ~5000rpm so probably a little overkill.

Coil Included: Yes
Module Style: 4 Pin HEI
Cap Style: Male/HEI
Gear Material: Cast Iron
Gear Rotation: Standard
Housing Material: Polished Aluminum
Voltage Input: 12-18 volts
Advance Type: Mechanical
Trigger Style: Magnetic
Plug Gap: .050″-.055″
Maximum RPM: 7000
Coast Guard Approved: No
Battery & Tach Connectors Included: Yes
Warranty: Yes. One year from date of purchase
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Re: Recommend a distributor?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2021, 11:35:40 AM »
Mine are all GM Hei used units that have been repaired and modified, but are not uscg approved, although I don't have an engine cover either. With an engine cover, I'd opt for s uscg unit.
Pertronix makes a pickup retro fit available for most any dizzy.

Dan'l
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Re: Recommend a distributor?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2021, 10:54:53 AM »
I installed an MSD marine ready to run on my 460 about three years ago best investment Iíve made as far as ignition so far.


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