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Ignition points for dual point cars #2873328
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I know, Im living in the stone age. But I prefer to retain my original ignition system , at least till I can no longer get service parts for it anyway .

That said,

Whats the best source and or brand for points and condensers.

Also, is the original condenser a wire or metal strap

Re: Ignition points for dual point cars [Re: gtx6970] #2873331
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weren't they the same as a straight 6 chevy? Or has old age caught up to me.

Re: Ignition points for dual point cars [Re: gtx6970] #2873334
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I highly recommend reaching out to Ray aka HALIFAXHOPS on FBBO. Good guy and has the good stuff. I'm sure others will agree.


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Thanks, They are still readily avail in the aftermarket. And my brother runs a parts house back in Ky.
So getting them is not my problem

Just want to source quality parts or maybe find nos OEM if I can or should.

So far I think OEM condensor has a metal strap

Re: Ignition points for dual point cars [Re: gtx6970] #2873369
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Don’t know if it’s still true but in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s the go-to brand was “Standard Blue Streak”.

Re: Ignition points for dual point cars [Re: Pacnorthcuda] #2873374
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I second the Blue Streak, heavier spring and ground strap

Re: Ignition points for dual point cars [Re: gtx6970] #2873416
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You'll find only one set of points really wears (the set that opens first), the other set won't really wear for a long time. Also, unless the points are really pitted, don't change the condenser, there is no need to. So,you are down to changing the one set of points, not a big deal. Good luck.

Re: Ignition points for dual point cars [Re: SportF] #2873513
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Thanks.
Found some nos mopar for less than $20 for a set of 2.

Also found some tan dist caps for less than $25 ea. So bought 3 of them...and no not the made in usa cap

Re: Ignition points for dual point cars [Re: Pacnorthcuda] #2873524
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Originally Posted by Pacnorthcuda
Don’t know if it’s still true but in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s the go-to brand was “Standard Blue Streak”.


Yep, Standard Blue Streak was the top pick, but Standard was excellent also. Other than a slight appearance and price difference, the two looked to be identical. In performance, I could never detect any difference. In the recent past, Rock Auto has had Standard Blue Streak, but not now.


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Re: Ignition points for dual point cars [Re: kentj340] #2873562
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OEM are still plentiful and I would recommend that. Yes to the metal strap. The condenser also had the part number on it for OEM.

Re: Ignition points for dual point cars [Re: dragon slayer] #2873606
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I know NAPA could get Mallorys for stock dist.Blue streak is anothe great set.I ran nothing but Mallorys years ago.Both the dist and before that just the points to replace stock.IIRC Advance can still get Blue Streaks Might have to order them.Rocky


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Re: Ignition points for dual point cars [Re: gtx6970] #2873616
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Originally Posted by gtx6970
Thanks.
Found some nos mopar for less than $20 for a set of 2.

Also found some tan dist caps for less than $25 ea. So bought 3 of them...and no not the made in usa cap

I’m doing the same on points, did the seller have any more sets? Can I get their link?

Re: Ignition points for dual point cars [Re: cudaman1969] #2873861
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Originally Posted by cudaman1969
Originally Posted by gtx6970
Thanks.
Found some nos mopar for less than $20 for a set of 2.

Also found some tan dist caps for less than $25 ea. So bought 3 of them...and no not the made in usa cap

I’m doing the same on points, did the seller have any more sets? Can I get their link?


I found them from the man I bought the car from.
He has some spares stock . I talked him out of 3 sets of pairs for $30 per pair.and with a nos condenser , I tried to get him to come off 5 sets total, but the he said nope. ( he has several cars still running them )
BUT,,,,,,,,I have him thinking about selling me one of his NOS green lettered coil

The dist caps and rotors I found on Amazon of all places. And one on Ebay

Standard # AL483

ps, by application is Marine, I currently have a NAPA Al1680 on the car now, Same application.
Looks just like the Mopar 2585000 cap, just without the Made In USA embossed lettering





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Re: Ignition points for dual point cars [Re: gtx6970] #2874027
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According to Standard's website, AL-483 Distributor Cap does not fit 1969 340, 383, nor 440.


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Re: Ignition points for dual point cars [Re: kentj340] #2874089
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Originally Posted by kentj340
According to Standard's website, AL-483 Distributor Cap does not fit 1969 340, 383, nor 440.


Like i said. Its marine applications.
I have the napa version on my car right now.
Its part number AL1680 ...same deal. Marine applications. My brother crossed the number to standard # .
I found the napa number in an old prestolite book years ago. And i sold a couple hundred of them.....NEVER had one complaint.

Re: Ignition points for dual point cars [Re: gtx6970] #2874090
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The marine version may differ by not having a vent hole under a clip. Could be as simple as that to meet different safety standards.


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Originally Posted by John Brown
The marine version may differ by not having a vent hole under a clip. Could be as simple as that to meet different safety standards.


That could be just that.

I will ck the one on my car tomorrow. But i dont remember there being one.

Does the oem mopar cap have this hole mentioned?

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X2 on the gasket, but a gasket wouldn't seal anything by itself if the cap had a vent hole.

Boats don't need fuel fumes coming anywhere near sparks, especially in an enclosed engine compartment. A fire in a boat has a lot worse consequences than a fire under the hood of a car. A car can pull over to the side of the road, a boat doesn't much choice on where to stop.


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Dads boat 400s has the screen in the distributor not the cap

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