Piston Slap: The stealthiest electronic ignition conversion?

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Nigel writes:

I have 1967 Camaro with a 327 2bbl. It is a numbers-matching car, and I would like to keep it that way. My question is with the ignition system. I would like to change the points with the Breakerless SE conversion that is meant for GM distributors with the pop-up window. I’m not interested with Pertronix because I want to maintain the ballast resistor.

Does anyone have any experience with the SE-type conversion? This conversion maintains the ballast resistor and the single wire from the coil to the distributor.

Sajeev answers:

While I do not have personal experience with these, the perfect upgrade (with many happy customers) appears to be the M&H Breakerless SE conversion. The module could be patented, likely for good reason: M&H claims that, “Unlike competitive systems, no additional wires protrude from the distributor, only the original points wire. The result is a state-of-the-art ignition with an absolutely stock appearance.”

M&H even republished some dandy write-ups from popular magazines, but that doesn’t mean the product stands the test of time. I searched a handful of General Motors and American Motors forums for user experiences, and M&H’s product received overwhelmingly positive feedback. I mean, it was so good it’s like going to a restaurant that has 5 stars on Yelp.

Reviews for similar products were just as positive, but if I had an original 1967 Camaro, I’d get the closest to stock-looking conversion. M&H has it, or it might be reselling Lectric Limited’s creation—or maybe it’s the other way around, as my patent-record search was inconclusive. But I digress … Just get it and enjoy the benefits of an electronic ignition that looks totally stock with the distributor cap installed.

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