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Old 08-18-2006, 06:52 PM
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Pertonix Ignitor's I and II

Anyone used either one? How well do you like it? Did your performance increase any? I've heard some good and bad storys about them, but mostly good. I figured I'd come here and ask what you guys thought about them. I'm thinking about the Ignitor II for my old GMC, maybe give it some more buzzap and wake it up a little. Thanks for your insight.
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Old 08-18-2006, 06:56 PM
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I'v heard the good and the bad about them. generally the Ignitor is more reliable than the Ignitor II, most of the failures I have read about have been on the II model. I have not run 1 but I eventully will put a Ignitor in my Falcon and run a MSD 6 BTM, when I get my turbo installed.
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I'm not sure of the difference between the I and II. I used a #1181 in my '67. That's the model that incorporates a goofy wheel attached to the bottom of the advance plate. I could never get the darn thing to rotate evenly above the unit that screwed onto the breaker plate. It ran fine for 2-3 years and then the wheel apparently warped and I had some hellacious backfires.

I also have the #1181LSC which eliminated the wheel thingy (technical term) and works off the lobes. I'm going to install it in the '72 that's currently being built, so I don't have any firsthand knowledge of its reliability yet.
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I have had 2 ignitor II's. The first lasted about 3 months and the second lasted about a week. I know alot of people have had great luck with them but I wouldnt waste my money on one again.

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Here Is A Forum Discussion Regarding -PERTRONIX CONVERSIONS-
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Pertronix = money down the drain for me

I put one of the Pertronix II #1181LSC on my 66 396 had nothing but problems with it. After the install the car was very hard to start and would die at idle like you had turned off the key intermittently. The unit was installed per the instructions checked and ran new grounds, and power still had the same problems after messing with it for 6 months went back to th points and it works find. Am going to change to the Crane XR-i Points To Electronic Ignition with rev limiter kit this fall to see it I have any better luck I really want to go hei but maintain the original 66 stock look. Some people like this Pertronix but it wasn't worth the trouble to me.

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ive been running a igniter 1 for acouple years ... have had zero problems ... knock on wood
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Do they increase your engine RPM's any? I heard about agGuy who got a GMC V6 like mine to crank 5000rpm (better than my 3600) using a Crane electronic conversion. But I can't find a Crane conversion kit for a six cylinder, just a V8. I figured a Pertronix would work just as well.
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it will not allow higher rev's. the GMC big 6's make the most at 3,600 RPM, it makes no sense to spin them past 4k anyway.
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