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Offline bobatwarsaw

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Electronic Ignition
« on: January 12, 2012, 07:13:13 PM »
Hi Group
I want to install a EI kit in my 73, and be done with the
points and condencer. I am looking for the best EI kit on
the market. Can anyone help me with the best brand name?
Thanks Bob

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Re: Electronic Ignition
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 10:39:22 PM »
Pertronixs.... quick and simple.

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Re: Electronic Ignition
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 10:57:38 PM »
Would that be the same for a 76 with a 2.3? Thanks
1976 runabout
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Re: Electronic Ignition
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012, 10:12:07 AM »
Pertronixs makes conversion units for just about everything out there.  Jeg's or Summit Racing are probably the best place to get them. I don't think Pertronix makes a unit for anything already equipped with electronic ignition, just for anything with points as far as I know.

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Re: Electronic Ignition
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 08:41:38 PM »
I work for PerTronix and we do make kits for cars that originally had Electronic Ignition, but not currently  for the 2300 with the Duraspark. I am working it as well as a New Cast Complete Distributor with a Performance advance curve and Ignitor Technology - the prototype is going in my car next week.
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Re: Electronic Ignition
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 09:14:27 PM »
Kool...that's good to know.

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Re: Electronic Ignition
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 09:28:35 AM »
I have the 2.8L Pinto V6 ( cologne motor ) with points and condensor.  I have been posting under " projects "  This is what I know for my V6...  Mallory sells a drop in conversion, but after purchase they conveniently let you know you need their distributor..  Way to costly and I am unsure if it even works?   I am unsure about Petronix's drop in conversion?  Anything for the V6 ( petronix product )??
   
I also found that NAPA sell an "exact fit " electronic distributor for my engine for $67.00 USD   But wiring it in entails the purchase of an ignition module and a schematic which I cant find anywhere...   If I only had a detailed schematic or sound understanding of how ignition systems work, ya know....

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Re: Electronic Ignition
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2012, 05:16:54 PM »
If you can get the distributor with the electronic pickup you can use a Ford GM or Chrysler module. and wiring.
I like the Mopar Performance orange box as it is 4 wires and weather proof. http://tinyurl.com/7lus83r and wiring http://tinyurl.com/8xa4zc8



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Re: Electronic Ignition
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2012, 02:10:26 PM »
I posted this in the other thread, didnt know if you saw it.

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Re: Electronic Ignition
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2012, 04:28:14 PM »
  Way to costly and I am unsure if it even works?   I am unsure about Petronix's drop in conversion?  Anything for the V6 ( petronix product )??
   
I'm afraid we (PerTronix) don't make one for the V6 at this time.
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