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Robert Scott
Custer SD USA
(5 posts)

12/18/2017 09:46PM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB GT V8 215

Factory V8 Distribuotr Uograde
Posted by: Bobs850
Date: February 01, 2024 12:32PM


My 76 Factory V8 came to me with a Piranha electronic ignition system. Funny but it died within a week of the Crane system dying in my 1980 MGB.

I am looking for recommendations on a replacement distributor for the V8.

I do not want to go back to points.


Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1365 posts)

05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
I really thought that I'd be an action figure by now!

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Re: Factory V8 Distribuotr Uograde
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: February 01, 2024 12:58PM

Pertronics is my goto for a daily driver.
They have been around forever, so parts if you should ever need them are easy to source.
If you also use their recommended coil, I've never had one fail. And we have installed hundreds over the years.
They will also trigger most aftermarket "boxes" if you think you need a raunchier spark.
If you need a complete distributor. Then 123 Ignition is hard to beat.
They are a complete electronic distributor with selectable or programable ignition curves.
Very nice well made product. Once again used many with zero failures.


Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4512 posts)

10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Factory V8 Distribuotr Uograde
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: February 01, 2024 09:07PM

I also use the Pertronix module in my Buick distributor. I would not buy their distributor, though.

Jim Nichols
(2463 posts)

02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Factory V8 Distribuotr Uograde
Posted by: mgb260
Date: February 02, 2024 02:03AM

TA has drop in distributors that look like they are MSD clones.

Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(6469 posts)

10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Factory V8 Distribuotr Uograde
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: February 02, 2024 06:26AM

It is also relatively easy to go to a distributorless ignition system with something like a programmable megaspark module and quad coil packs. Still need an oil pump drive though.


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