Pertronix Ignitor 3 or optionPP

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Re: Pertronix Ignitor 3 or optionPP

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Xmas64 and others, I finally ordered the Pertronix III electronic conversion kit. Did you use a stock coil? How did you wire it up? Any feedback on long term performance on the III would be very helpful. Thanks, Tony
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Re: Pertronix Ignitor 3 or optionPP

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Hi there TBirdgul. I installed the Pertronix III on my '64. It works like a spark box, delivering multiple sparks per power stroke, and has been working great. I also installed the relay that Pertronix provides, which ensures a full 12v is reaching the + terminal of the coil. I did go with a Pertronix coil and MSD 8.5mm plug wires also. Overall, this setup substantially improved power and eliminated some misfiring at higher rpms which was occurring with the old points setup.

The stock points/condenser/coil spark is pretty weak, so making these ignition upgrades means the fuel/air mixture lights off and burns more strongly.

Doug
1964 TBird Hardtop
1969 Galaxie 500 Convertible
1990 Mustang 5.0 LX
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