Replacing points with electronic ignition
Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:40 PM
Interested in what people think of my alternatives. Has anyone used the Pertronic or Crane replacement units and if so which model and what coil did you used. Also is there any other brands worth considering.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:59 PM
Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:01 PM
Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:16 PM
Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:49 AM
Simple and reliable and cheap.
To make it look stock, use your original dizzy cap and leads, XD-XE Cleveland rotor button and XD-XE coil. Or use the Commodore/WB HEI coil with a short spark plug lead as the coil lead (these have a post on the coil, XD-XE HEI coil has a socket like original points coil).
Edited by yel327, 02 August 2012 - 07:52 AM.
Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:02 AM
Posted 21 July 2021 - 06:19 PM
The Pertronix cost $94 incl freight from the US. No mucking around needed.
You wouldn’t know which model number it is by any chance Brad ?
Posted 21 July 2021 - 07:25 PM
Bolts straight in, used all original red V8 leads.
Just have to put the vac advance module 90deg anti clockwise from where the points dizzy goes. Plus remove the ignition switch and bridge two terminals.
Also need better plugs or at least open the gaps up on the old ones. I bought BP5ES-11 and opened the gap to 1.2mm.
Looked at rebuilding an original points dizzy. By the time I bought new cap, points, condenser and rotor button I was up for over $100. I know these are Chinese but so far all good.
Posted 21 July 2021 - 08:25 PM
Ive got a brand new MSD but have decided not to use it anymore and Im selling that
Mate of mine has recon a Bosch one for me it just needs the conversion kit
got new cap and new rotor and new vac advance module
So far it has cost me $60
Posted 21 July 2021 - 08:35 PM
Hit up old mate for the Pertronix and you’ll be set.
Will do thanks Brad
Posted 21 July 2021 - 09:10 PM
Sourcing a genuine bosch electronic dissy can be fun.
Rocking horse manure.
I ended up going MSD. So if you can retain the original dissy with the plug in device - go for it.
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