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Re: Report: Ignitor Ignition System

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Subject: Re: Report: Ignitor Ignition System
From: "Bob D." <>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 11:00:07 -0500
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Subject: Re: Report: Ignitor Ignition System

> In a message dated 10/3/01 11:33:38 PM, 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
> 72B
> 72B-GT
> 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)
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52 MGTD - NEMGTR #11470
71 MGB - NAMGBR #7-3336

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