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Dizzy reccomendation?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dannyego, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. dannyego
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
    Posts: 1,387


    I'm ditching the points in my 56 chevy and putting in hei. Is it worthwhile to spend the extra $100 on say a Mallory, or would the $100 summit brand be just fine? It's a street driven 350. Sorry for my ignorance I normally run points and haven't had to purchase a dizzy. Yeah yeah I know it's not traditional, I will keep the hood closed ;)
  2. The Mallory is a good distributer. We put one in a 283 powered Stude about 5 years ago no problems with it to date and its driven all over the country.
  3. gwarren007
    Joined: Apr 3, 2010
    Posts: 381


  4. WrenchKitten
    Joined: Jul 18, 2009
    Posts: 116


    I'm running a Summit brand HEI style dizzy in my FE and its been fine. I think the dude at Summit told us that Summit stuff is made by Accel.

    The only time I had a problem with it, is when I left the key in the "on" position over night and it fried the hell out of the module and burnt up the coil. I'm lucky the truck didn't catch fire. :eek:

  5. Labold
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,219


    You'll be more than OK with the $100 summit HEI one. It will be a HUGE improvement over the stocker.
  6. 76cam
    Joined: Sep 30, 2010
    Posts: 643


    KMJ performance has a complete hei for 50 bucks good for 65,000 volts and 7200rpm I've got three of them on diffrent cars and no problems.Try if you want to check it out for youreself.
  7. PM: GMC Bubba he is the Dizzy master....
  8. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep

    why not buy the pertronix for the dizzy? they work great!
  9. junk yard kid
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,719

    junk yard kid

    Do you have room for a hei? I moved the motor forward an inch in my 56 chevy, as the stock dizzy was so close to the firewall.
  10. dannyego
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
    Posts: 1,387


    I had a petronix in a falcon I had, it stopped working and I haven't heard much good about them, I believe I have enough room for the hei, I have a buddy bringing one over for a test fit today before I buy one.

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