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bluec10 01-07-2018 03:32 PM

Pertronix Conversion
 
Planning on installing a Pertronix distributor module and coil in the coming months. They have models I, II, and III. Wondering if anyone has experience with these and if there is a big difference between the different "levels". My plan would be to buy the latest one unless there isn't a good reason to do so.

crazy longhorn 01-07-2018 06:39 PM

Re: Pertronix Conversion
 
I ran the I & the II....after the last deal....(timing was all over the place)....well, you can say that I did not try the next one! IMHO, drop a GM hei in & forget about the points;) Longhorn

Captainfab 01-07-2018 11:39 PM

Re: Pertronix Conversion
 
I had a bad experience with the Pertronix company so I would also recommend a good ol' GM HEI. If space is a concern, There are inexpensive small cap electronic distributors available.

Ironangel 01-08-2018 04:35 AM

Re: Pertronix Conversion
 
I know it's a bit pricey but by time it's all said and done it's money well spent on a unit that requires no ignition boxes and has an easy built in programmable rev limiter. It is a fully adjustable plug and play unit that will work just fine with your existing coil. http://www.jegs.com/i/MSD/121/8360/1...UaAkIwEALw_wcB

Coley 01-08-2018 03:16 PM

Re: Pertronix Conversion
 
I've used the Pertronix base unit in several truck I've had and never had an issue.
Pretty easy installation and i get to use my original distributor which means no 'clearance issues' with the firewall.
I've used them successfully on both the V-8's and the 6 cylinders.
A pertronix coil is optional....you can use the original coil if you want.

my two bits.
Coley

87Skier 01-17-2018 05:11 PM

Re: Pertronix Conversion
 
I've had a conversion one in my boat since around 2004. Haven't had any problems with it. Everything else I have but not the distributor.

terry b 01-28-2018 07:07 PM

Re: Pertronix Conversion
 
I have run the base model in a couple of my trucks with no problems.

nonstop 01-28-2018 11:25 PM

Re: Pertronix Conversion
 
Every vehicle I tried pertronix in, I either replaced the unit with an HEI or went back to points.

Also had problems with a coil of theirs as well.

Bad70sbchevy 01-29-2018 04:29 PM

Re: Pertronix Conversion
 
Ignitor I can burn out if you leave the key in the on position. Ignitor II is an improved version that solves that problem. Ignitor III have a rev limitor built into it. I've used the Ignitor II to replace the points on a Bosch distributor and used it in conjunction with a MSD 6AL and blaster coil. Haven't had any issues out of it yet, granted I haven't put a lot of miles on it.

panhead59 01-30-2018 06:26 AM

Re: Pertronix Conversion
 
Go with the III if u do it. I have the III in my GTO. Works fine. Just follow directions. It's an easy install. You must not use a "resistor " wire. Run a dedicated new wire. Mine blew the fuz=e the first time I hit the rev limiter, but changed fuz=e and haven't had any problems since. Iwould recommend it.


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