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dbeliveau
Daniel Beliveau
Manchester NH
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07/18/2015 07:41PM

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1972 Triumph Stag, 1972 Ford 302 1974 Jensen Healey, Lotus 907 stroked to 2.2 Ltr,

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Electronic Ignition conversions
Posted by: dbeliveau
Date: December 10, 2015 07:29PM

Anyone have any experience with the electronic ignition conversion kits?
Namely: PerTronix, Accel and Crane Cams. for 70s point distributor V8s.
Tried doing a search but nothing came up.
Thanks,
Dan


britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
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1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: Electronic Ignition conversions
Posted by: britcars
Date: December 10, 2015 11:35PM

Check out Advanced Distributors. I have the stock Lucas distributor in my 3.5 L Rover with Pertronix, rebuilt and recurved by Jeff. Works great, no issues in 7 years.

[advanceddistributors.com]


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Electronic Ignition conversions
Posted by: Moderator
Date: December 11, 2015 03:17AM

I used a Pertronix Ignitor module inside a rebuilt and recurved Delco Remy (Buick 215) distributor with no problems at all for five or six years before converting to a distributorless electronic ignition system. These are a fairy simple and well proven way to eliminate a wear item. On the other hand, the Pertronix Ignitor only fixes one part of the problem. I'm no fan of caps and rotors, vacuum and centrifugal advance mechanisms, etc., etc.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Electronic Ignition conversions
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 11, 2015 11:48AM

EDIS is a great solution when used with either the Megasquirt EFI controller or the MegaJolt spark controller. See the Roadmaster thread for the MJ/EDIS conversion. EDIS kits are on ebay for about $100 complete.

Jim


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Electronic Ignition conversions
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: December 11, 2015 01:55PM

For simplicity and ease of installation the Pertronix is hard to beat.
When used with the right coil they are dead reliable.
Having said that, if you throw the old points and condenser in the glove box.
You can return the system back to normal in just a few minutes if it does breakdown.
Most other systems are far more complex with remote modules, pickups and the associated wiring.
And they offer no easy way out if they fail.
You do get a potentially hotter spark with the other systems but on a carb'd street motor you will never feel the difference.
The only problem, as Curtis pointed out, is the rest of the 40 odd year old system.
If you want to step up your game and have complete control of your ignition system then Jim's EDIS is a very good alternative to the distributor.
It's installation and programming are a little more advanced. But if you're comfortable doing it it's definitely worth the effort.

Cheers
Fred


Robrover
Rob Thornton
Adelaide, Australia
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10/01/2009 11:52PM

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1978 Rover SD1 4.6

Re: Electronic Ignition conversions
Posted by: Robrover
Date: December 18, 2015 02:34AM

I use a Scorcher dissy made by Performance Ignitions in Melbourne specially for Rover and P76 V8s. Uses a Ford body and all readily available Bosch internals cap and rotor. Comes with custom curve to suit your engine spec. Fit and forget.


Robrover
Rob Thornton
Adelaide, Australia
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1978 Rover SD1 4.6

Re: Electronic Ignition conversions
Posted by: Robrover
Date: December 20, 2015 03:09AM

Rover Scorcher
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mercmad
Ron Bunting

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Re: Electronic Ignition conversions
Posted by: mercmad
Date: July 04, 2019 08:46PM

I have one on a P76 I am about to rebuild Rob, it is in fact a Holden WB distributor(ford dizzys rotate the wrong way. ) .What I see is interesting is the vacuum advance has a blocking plug. I have no idea who built the engine originally and haven't accessed the cam yet to see what the over lap ,negating the use of a vacuum timing mechanism .


jjohanski
James Johanski

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Re: Electronic Ignition conversions
Posted by: jjohanski
Date: July 16, 2019 07:32AM

As far as electronic distributors go the 123 is a true computerized system. One for sale on EBay as we speak.


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