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325 Dodge distibutor conversion electronic


Hi, Was wondering if anyone has installed a Petronix or Mallory unit in a factory 57 Dodge distributor, which I think is the same as a 354 Chrysler Neither company lists a application for this I'm building a traditional style engine, and just want that old look but with vacuum advance. Thanks
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hemisedan
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Re: 325 Dodge distibutor conversion electronic
on: Tue 27 of Sep, 2011 [02:03 UTC] score: 0.00
> Hi, Was wondering if anyone has installed a Petronix or Mallory unit in a factory 57 Dodge distributor, which I think is the same as a 354 Chrysler Neither company lists a application for this I'm building a traditional style engine, and just want that old look but with vacuum advance. Thanks

We're using a MSD look alike, probably made by MSD, but that's another story. It is for a 340/318 style motor and just needs an adaptor. In the low deck Dodge, 241 - 270 it is suppose to just drop in. I've got the 325 so an adaptor was needed. Also a little playing around with the advance, too.

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on: Thu 17 of Nov, 2011 [17:37 UTC] score: 0.00
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> We're using a MSD look alike, probably made by MSD, but that's another story. It is for a 340/318 style motor and just needs an adaptor. In the low deck Dodge, 241 - 270 it is suppose to just drop in. I've got the 325 so an adaptor was needed. Also a little playing around with the advance, too.


This is good info, I was getting ready to put new points in my 55 Dodge pickup (changed to 12 volts) yesterday. It has a 270 Hemi and this thread dawned on me. I had bought a Summit distributer kit for the LA engine with an orange box NIB at a garage sale a couple of months ago. I pulled it off of the shelf and layed both this new distributer and the one from the pickup on the bench (I always pull the dizzy to change points as its easier to work on). These dizzys have excactly the same pertinent dimentions. I wired up the box and swaped out the dist and the truck runs better than it ever has. DROPPED RIGHT IN !! Hooray !!

What a great site to learn some of the tricks that others have figured out. Thanks....

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vexner
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Re: 325 Dodge distibutor conversion electronic
on: Mon 25 of Jul, 2011 [21:41 UTC] score: 0.00
> Hi, Was wondering if anyone has installed a Petronix or Mallory unit in a factory 57 Dodge distributor, which I think is the same as a 354 Chrysler Neither company lists a application for this I'm building a traditional style engine, and just want that old look but with vacuum advance. Thanks

Thanks for your replies and the info on the Petronix part #'s, I think that the way I will be going .

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Re: 325 Dodge distibutor conversion electronic
on: Thu 21 of Jul, 2011 [13:07 UTC] score: 0.00
I have high and low deck Desotos and Dodges and the distributors are just alike, except for shaft length. I am thinking that all the distributor are the same, just shaft length and maybe the vacuum advance and also the springs on the centrifical advance. So it all should work. I would check to see, if they have different timing setups for different units. If you are using your old vaccuum advance and the centrifical advance then the only thing the electronic part does is do the firing, so there should be no difference. This is just my way of thinking. Hope it works out for you.

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Re: 325 Dodge distibutor conversion electronic
on: Wed 20 of Jul, 2011 [19:02 UTC] score: 0.00
> Hi, Was wondering if anyone has installed a Petronix or Mallory unit in a factory 57 Dodge distributor, which I think is the same as a 354 Chrysler Neither company lists a application for this I'm building a traditional style engine, and just want that old look but with vacuum advance. Thanks

Hey Vexner, I am building a 354 Hemi and am going to use a Pertronix pointless conversion unit that replaces the points in the dist. I sent them my dist part no. (Auto-Lite 1Bk-4301A, Chrysler part no. 1642392) and they replyed back saying to use their part no. 1383 (electronic unit, $116) and coil part no. 40011 ($34). You can call Carl Alcocer (Pertronix tech) at 909-599-5955 extension 1025.

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George
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Re: 325 Dodge distibutor conversion electronic
on: Tue 19 of Jul, 2011 [20:46 UTC] score: 0.00
> Hi, Was wondering if anyone has installed a Petronix or Mallory unit in a factory 57 Dodge distributor, which I think is the same as a 354 Chrysler Neither company lists a application for this I'm building a traditional style engine, and just want that old look but with vacuum advance. Thanks
Are you saying yours doesn't, like it's out of an Ind. hemi?

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vexner
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on: Tue 19 of Jul, 2011 [21:23 UTC] score: 0.00
> > Hi, Was wondering if anyone has installed a Petronix or Mallory unit in a factory 57 Dodge distributor, which I think is the same as a 354 Chrysler Neither company lists a application for this I'm building a traditional style engine, and just want that old look but with vacuum advance. Thanks
> Are you saying yours doesn't, like it's out of an Ind. hemi?

Hey George, Yes mine has a vacuum advance , and I would like to keep it looking factory , but I would like to get rid of the points, and make it electronic.


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