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Distributor for 347 Stroker???

Dropping in a new 347 crate motor in my 65 fastback. Don't know what type of distibutor will best suit my needs/application. The car will be mainly a street driven cruiser/show car, and may see the track a time or two. Do I really need an HEI distibutor, what are the advantages? Mechanical or vacuum advance??? I have a pertronix coil, what are opinions on one of their dizzy's???

car has: motor is a full roller, aluminium heads, Blue thunder shelby cobra reproduction intake, thumper cam, Holley double pumper, Tri-y's, BorgWarner 5 speed, 3:89 gears,

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I would get a hei distributor based on there is less maitenance on it versus the mechanical/vacumn advance one. I would get one and put a hardened gear and shaft on it since they have a problem with bending the shafts causing low or even loss of oil pressure.
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***The motor has 10:1 compression, Thumpr cam has 227/241 duration

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I believe you need either steel or brass gears on the dizzy if you have a roller cam right? If i were you id go for the best setup for the money. A distributor from a 1985 or so mustang with the steel gear, that pertronix coil you already have, some type of msd ignition box, and thats pretty much the bulletproof setup for cheap. I wouldn't get a HEI distributor for a show car because i dont like the look of that giant thing that gets in the way of larger air cleaners. Its my opinion, but i think they look ridiculous.

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So when does mechanical advance become necessary??? What variables should cause me to go one way or the other.

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Hello!!! Can I get a little help ??? Did i do something wrong here or is my question really that boring???

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i just rebuilt the 289 to a stroked 347. i have a MSD e-curve distributor w/vacuum advance... i think it has mechanical advance also... matters how you install it. when i was having ignition issues (found out the distributor gear was chipped), the stock distributor with points was put on. the MSD e-curve is much better, you feel the engine more. now, the MSD e-curve is back on. i never tried a HEI type.

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I'm using a Pertronix Flame Thrower on my 347 stroker and it suits me well. It's mostly a weekend streetcar with the occasional "burnout".
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If your current distributor is in good shape then go with a new gear and a electronic upgrade with a limiter if desired an msd box for an N/A car is a waste of time.
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