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Author:  RodWilliams [ Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:59 am ]
Post subject:  1953 firedome dist.

can anyone send out pics of the dual points set-up. there was just one set when i purchased my firedome last year. i've been told that one works fine, i would like to have the original set-up. what are the pros and cons?

Thanks RW

Author:  PaulMurkowicz [ Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:53 am ]
Post subject:  1953 firedome dist.

RW, in this day and age I do not know of any benefit to a dual point distributor except for originality - which is very important. Check out the Pertronix induction unit used to replace the the points. I intended to do this but sold the Pertonix unit to someone in Sweden; only because I was not finding the time to install it.
You should be able to find Pertonix in a Google search. I believe they work well.
I do not know of running with single points. The dual points are a pain to adjust but I have done it. I plan t6 get another Pertronix unt, if the price is
OK.
Ican send pics if necessary.

Author:  smcmanus [ Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:21 am ]
Post subject:  Dual points........

.......increase the dwell time and thus produce a hotter spark. DeSoto used them on the Firedome and Fireflite through '55 then went to a single point distributor in '56 when the switch to 12V was made. Unless you are racing, you probably won't notice much difference.

Have a nice day
Steve

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