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systems were one of the weak links in the engines of yesteryear. When newly installed, points
worked reasonably well at normal RPM levels. But even new ones were subject to points bounce
once the revs got up to where the engine really started to make some horsepower. Then the
engine would misfire and power would drop off. Points also had the nasty habit of
deteriorating rather quickly. Cam follower lobes wore and contacts developed deposits.
Dwell would change along with ignition timing. The inevitable results were poor
performance and reduced gas mileage.
Detroit solved the problem with the electronic HEI systems. They are readily identifiable
under the hood by their oversized distributor caps. You can put an HEI into your vintage
engine, but it doesnt look stock and there are often interference problems with the
bigger cap. Not only that, a new HEI distributor can be expensive.
The PerTronix Ignitor is
the solution to the points problem and it keeps your engine looking stock.
It has a Hall
Effect trigger, so there are no moving parts. It is impervious to dirt,
oil, and moisture. The Ignitor fits within your existing distributor cap, right
where the points and condenser used to be. There is no external box to hang on the
firewall. Everything is self-contained within the cap. The only evidence that
you are running an Ignitor is a small wire to the positive side of the coil which can be
routed most unobtrusively. Youll never have to change points again, dwell will stay
rock solid, and there will be no deterioration of performance with time. Youll get
improved performance, better mileage, greatly extended spark plug life, and you can rev it
as high as you like. And, you can have all this for a fraction of the cost of a new