I scored a 368 electronic distributor today at Pick n pull. To use it on a carbed 425, I would need a stand alone controller for it. What should I get? I'm wondering if the smog people are gonna get upset if I have it though. Maybe if I put a fake vacuum advance next to it?
Also I was wondering, and this might seem like a dumb question, but if I get the Cloyes 3911 or whatever timing chain and advance the full 4˚, won't that change my ignition timing too? If so how much? I guess I don't really get how setting all that up works.
The 368 distrubtor will work on 425,472 and 500 motors... But the F/I distrubtor must be used to control the spark with a computer... this will need some sensors... If your going to do all that you might just make it fuel injected... If you are going to use a carb you best use a distrubtor with centrifical and vacume advances...
My experience is, there is plenty of advantage to electronic (programable) spark
maps, and that includes with a carb. I did it with a crank trigger system. Its
far easier to get right than a fuel injection system. But most people do injection 1st,
and think about the spark later (much, much later). Bruce Roe