Dazed and Confused
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Upstate New York
Re: 79 F350 400 need help
FAST, Pertronix, and Mallory are well liked. You can gain a little performance, there's less to mess with, but with electronic ignition, it rarely clues you in on the fact that it's at death's door. Failing points can give you a little warning. Points are cheaper, but generally electronic is more reliable, less finicky with temperature and initial start up, and the electronic ignition is less sensitive to moisture.
Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?
Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?