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VW Distributors
Retro Rockets is an authorized PerTronix dealer.

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Special Combo Rebate

Order Combo Rebate
Distributor with Ignitor I & Coil I $20
Distributor with Ignitor II & Coil II $25
The rebate will be credited to your PayPal account, 
or a rebate check will be sent with mail-in orders, when your order is processed.

PerTronix Distributors for VW Type 1  Engines

Flame-Thrower Performance Distributors for Type 1 Engines D186604


bulletCustom mechanical advance curve for optimal performance and driveability. 
bulletDelivers twice the voltage to the spark plugs, increasing horsepower, 
bullet fuel economy, and spark plug life.
bullet2:1 improvement over "points" in current fall time for increased coil output.
bulletRotating cobalt magnets trigger a Hall Effect integrated circuit.  
No points to burn.  No moving parts to wear out.
bulletEpoxy molding makes our module impervious to dirt, oil, grease and moisture.
bulletStable timing. No need for any adjustments.
bulletUse with Flame-Thrower Performance coil.
bulletAvailable with standard Ignitor or Ignitor II electronics.
bulletVW distributors available for 12-volt or 6-volt negative ground systems.
bulletWarranty: 30 months electronics / limited 1 year mechanical.







Type Usage
 Standard Ignitor 

Normal driving  w/stock or mildly modified engines.  Good performance potential - customer cars run the 1/4 mile in the 11s with Standard Ignitors.

Ignitor II High performance street and racing.

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

VW Distributors for Type 1 Engines Voltage

Part Number

VW, cast, vacuum advance 12 V
D186504 $139.32

VW, cast,, vacuum advance 6 V
D189504 $147.11

VW, cast, non-vacuum advance 12 V
D186604 $134.77

VW, cast, non-vacuum advance 6 V
D189604 $142.76

Ignitor II VW, cast, vacuum advance 12 V
D182504 $164.20

VW, cast, non-vacuum advance 12 V
D182604 $159.65

Coil Application and Price Chart
Application Part Number  Price


All 4 cylinder with Ignitor
40501  $44.28
40511  $39.95
40611  $48.36
All 4 cylinder with Ignitor II
45001  $47.95

45011  $43.55

45111   $52.81


Contact Information

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