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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-28-2010, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Pertronix ignition

Hello everyone! Anybody running a Pertronix ignition? I'm looking for something that is as stock in appearance as possible, sounds like this system would be just right. Any words of advice? Sounds like it basically goes inside the stock distributor? My car is bone stock and I want to keep it that way as much as possible, but I'm tired of fooling with points, but I also do not want to run a full blown HEI or have a big ugly box mounted on the firewall. THANKS for any info!

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-28-2010, 10:59 AM
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I have a Crane Cams version and it works well. I have read about the Pertronix, and people seem to run hot or cold on the subject. Some love them and never had an issue. Others swear at them as unreliable, to the point they carried spare points with them.



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I haven't heard anything bad about Pertronix and I was considering running them.

Another option for you is the Mallory Uni-lite distributor. All it needs is a power feed, ground, and coil connection. Uses infra-red light/sensor on a rotor with fixed slots in it. Very reliable.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-29-2010, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, guys! I'm still toying with some options, but the big deal is getting back to working on this thing. I've been below the radar and have done very little with the car, as very sadly, my Dad (the cars original owner) lost his brief battle with cancer shortly after we got the car back on the road.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-29-2010, 07:56 AM
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I put one in my 65 Pontiac in 1999. Still have the car and the petronix not one problem ever.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-29-2010, 12:04 PM
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I remmber reading about you a while back sorry about your dad..I use petronix on my 63 works great
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-29-2010, 01:13 PM
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Petronix is a great product. Just like the factory HEI you have to either know what you are doing or follow the instructions durring the installation as skipping a step (such as cleaning the base plate or applying the thermal transfer cream causes problems later.

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Big Dave is probably right, the variable results are probably due to user error.

This is what I have read, perhaps one or two people with bad experiences being very vocal.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 02:03 AM
 
 
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Petronix

Ive had a Petronix system for over three years now, never had any issues, put it in my 63 for about $100 bucks, maybe fifty more for the coil, put on some decent wires and the car fires up every time. would recommend for anyone looking to stay original look or not wanting to cutup a firewall.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 07:34 PM
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I've had one in my inline 6 for 3 yrs.No problems.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 08:42 AM
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Hi Darrin,

Like you, I wanted to maintain stock appearing, etc etc.

I run a Pertronix, with a flamethrower oem style coil.

Easy to install, haven't had problems (yet - LOL).

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Good to hear all the positive reviews. Sometimes only the negative stuff gets posted and can skew your view.



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