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Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 7:59 AM
Subject: Re: Report: Ignitor Ignition System
> In a message dated 10/3/01 11:33:38 PM, email@example.com writes:
> << I'm curious if others
> have noticed a performance boost with this device.
> Absolutely. I love it. Added a sport coil, regapped the plugs and it got
> even better. If you think it felt good on your B--and it does, I
> should feel what it did to my '66 Mustang. Zoom! I guess the only
> is the possibility of sudden and total failure. Hasn't happened to me,
> though, and I've got it on my B, my B-GT and, for 5 years, my Mustang.
> Jay Donoghue
> 66 Mustang
I've been stranded due to the sudden and total failure of points and
condensers back in the good old days. I don't think the Ignitor could
possibly be less reliable, unless it's a complete basket case design-wise.
Barring a manufacturing flaw or operation beyond it's ratings, solid state
devices should outlive their owners.
BTW: Check that little braided wire that grounds the points/Ignitor plate to
the distributor case. That wire flexes as the vacuum advance moves. The wire
on mine was hanging by a thread in one spot after thirty years of flexing.
Without that wire, the points/Ignitor won't have a reliable ground. I think
Pertronix should have added a third ground wire to the Ignitor.
Bob Donahue (Still stuck in the '50s)
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
52 MGTD - NEMGTR #11470
71 MGB - NAMGBR #7-3336
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