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Ignitor III
Retro Rockets is an authorized PerTronix dealer.


PerTronix Ignitor III

Ignition box performance...without the "box"!

    5 times more spark energy than points

     -  Increased burn time

     -  Multi-spark thru the entire RPM range

     -  Improved combustion

     Increased spark energy

     -  More Horsepower & Better Mileage

     -  REV limit set by user accurate to +/- 50 RPM

     -  Replaces points or as an upgrade for Flame-Thrower Billet V8 distributors

     -  Easy installation  - everything fits inside your existing distributor, no external box

Suppression-type spark plug wires required.  Do not use solid core wires.

Year # of



Ignitor III

            Part No.      Price

'57-'74 8  All GM Delco single point distributors w/mech. adv. at top of distributor shaft

12 V

71181        $134.45
'49-'53 8  Ford Flathead engine

12 V

71283   $143.45
'54-'56 8  Ford Y Block engine

12 V

71282         $143.45
'57-'74 8  All Ford/Motorcraft single point distributors 

12 V

91281     $134.45
'57-'74 8  All Ford/Motorcraft dual point distributors 

12 V

71281D      $136.34
'62-'75 8  All Chrysler/Mopar single point distributors 

12 V

71381A       $134.45
'51-'73 8  All Mopar engines with Autolite dual point distributors and Autolite IPB Series single point distributors

12 V

71385        $143.45
All 8  Mallory 25 & 26 Series non-vacuum distributors 

12 V

7ML-181    $136.34
PerTronix Flame-Thrower III Coils
recommended for max performance

   Part #          Price

 0.32 ohm, chrome oil-filled, 45 kV

44001          $49.15  

0.32 ohm, black oil-filled, 45 kV

  44011          $44.76

0.32 ohm, HC E-core 60 kV epoxy-filled

  60103          $75.34     


Additional Features and Benefits

Adaptive dwell maintains peak energy throughout the entire RPM range, reducing misfires while improving engine performance

Peak current level is reached just prior to spark for maximum energy without the heat build-up, increasing coil performance and module reliability

Adjusts spark timing at higher RPMs to compensate for the inherent electronic delay

Senses startup and develops more energy for quicker, easier starting

Senses crank orientation from either the distributor cam lobe or a PerTronix magnet sleeve

Thermal clad surface mount construction for high performance reliability

Memory safe function for user settings

LED user feedback for rev limit confirmation

Built-in reverse polarity and over current protection shuts down the system, preventing component damage

Legal in all 50 states and Canada (C.A.R.B. E.O. #D-57-8)

Applications available for Delco Motorcraft Mallory Mopar. Ignitor III technology is also available in all V8 Flame-Thrower Billet distributors or as an upgrade to existing Flame-Thrower Billet distributors.

Contact Information

Postal address:
Retro Rockets, P.O. Box 200, Norfolk, CT 06058
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