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No more points
« on: August 29, 2011, 05:57:33 PM »
Is it possible to remove the points and condenser on a 2.0 distributer and go to a aftermarket electronic ignition like they are selling on e-bay?
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Re: No more points
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011, 06:08:09 PM »
I've use PerTronix systems on several different vehicles with very good results. Part # 1847V is the number for 2.0 engines. The website doesn't give a price but they aren't that expensive. http://www.pertronix.com/default.aspx

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Re: No more points
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2011, 10:24:18 PM »
Thanks RSM for the info. Is it hard to install and is the kit complete with everthing that is needed?
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Re: No more points
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2011, 10:32:04 PM »
They are simple to install. Almost just like replacing a set of points. The instructions are very detailed so installing is easy.

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Re: No more points
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2011, 12:37:20 AM »
From all the research I've done on these kits, it seems really simple to install, and as RSM stated, it's just like changing a set of points but minus the condenser. From what I've read, you can even use your original coil!
 

My 73 Station Wagon came with a Crane Cams Fireball XR700 points eliminator kit. I haven't played with it since I swapped it out for Points, but I think my issue is due to a missing tab on the optical shutter wheel. Unfortunately it's about $50 to get a kit with ALL of the shutter wheels and not just the one I need. I can't bring myself to pay that much when I don't even know if the control module is any good. I won't play with it until I get some other bugs on the car figured out.
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Re: No more points
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2011, 12:56:49 AM »
I found one place that has the PerTronix for about $70 and they reccomend replacing the coil. If you use a coil with the wrong resistance it will burn the PerTronix out.