I'm running a stock Mallory dual point distributor....circa early 50's. I got bulk clothe covered wire from Antique Auto Ranch and use rajah ends. It seems to work just fine for me. I was really on the fence about the transmission deal. My goal was to build a hot rod like my dad would have had in high school and my cutoff was 1955. I talked to several guys and finally came to the conclusion that, since I drive it everywhere all the time, the T5 was the way to go. Not to say a nice V8 3 speed isn't totally cool, but shifting the full syncro T5 is like butter and that extra couple gears make cruisin' down the freeway a breeze. For me, the T5 was the best and I'm completely happy with it. Its the only part on my car that's not pre-55 but it makes the drive so enjoyable I wouldn't change it. Hope that gives you a little help with your decision. Good luck on your build.