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Re: Electronic Ignition

To: James Fischer <>
Subject: Re: Electronic Ignition
From: "U. Goettsch" <>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 23:35:31 -0800 (PST)
On Thu, 25 Jan 1996, James Fischer wrote:

>     2)  The hardware that goes in the distributor
>         is a tad "too" universal, and the astute
>         student of high-reliability will want to
>         design and fabricate a better bracket
>         for the optical sensor.  (Not too tough).


>     3)  As far as I know, Crane Cams STILL backs their
>         product with a lifetime warranty.  If yours
>         dies, they will Fed-X you a new one.  This
>         happened to me in 1989, and I had a new
>         one by 10:30am, installed it by 11:00am.

A friend of mine has a seriously hopped up Superbeetle Convertible with a 
Crane Ignition. Since she has one of those kits that lets the top of the 
engine lid stand way from the body ~3", whenever it rains really heavily 
(OK, this is in Tucson, Arizona), the "brain" that's mounted in the 
engine compartment (bad place to put it, mine's behind the dash), dies. 
She has her 4th one, I think. Warrantie honeored every time!
>     5)  Conversion "back to points" can be done in
>         the time it might take you to change points
>         now, since the optical assembly does not
>         require modifications to the distributor.

Wait, didn't you have to remove the "rod" that sticks up from the base plate?
I think the "eye" of the points mounted to it?
I just remember doing something (when I installed my unit) that made me 
think "SH**, now I can't change back to points anymore..."

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