383 Final Assembly With Dyno Numbers - Junkyard Heap, Part 2 Of 2 Photo Gallery
Before installing the distributor, make sure the number one piston is at TDC. The distributor should be positioned so that the rotor points to number one spark plug wire location as if the cap was on. The Pertronix Flame Thrower Distributor (PN D7100710) has the ability to set a rev limit inside the electronic pickup. We found this out the hard way when the motor suddenly lost power after 5000 rpm on the dyno. We adjusted the rev limiter to 6100 rpm, and the motor loved the change. A Pertronix coil (PN 60103) along with a set of Pertronix Flame Thrower 8mm wires (PN 808290) buttoned up the ignition system for our 383.