Billy Zoom wrote: "Pertronix is still just a dodgy substitute for points"
There are some good points (pun intended!) to the Pertronix. As Eric said,
the Pertronix is better than conventional points ignition if you have play
in the shaft.
I ran a Pertronix system with an Aldon distributor in my racing Bugeye with
no problems. The reason for the Pertonix was that the points could not cope
adequately with the high revs (that engine was good for up to 8500 rpm).
Not all LBCs have easy access to the distributor and its points - My Lotus
Twin Cam has the distributor right underneath the intake manifold, and the
manifold is an integral part to the cylinder head (i.e cannot be removed
separately). I used to take the the whole distributor out to work on the
points - time consuming and a PITA.I have had a Pertronix unit in my Lotus
since 2003. It has not let me down yet. If I remember well, that Pertronix
cost me less than $90 and has been working flawlessly for six years.
I the Pertonix unit fails in my Lotus, I will be in the market for a 123
system, if they make one for that engine/distributor combo!
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