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Mitchjd2:
Hello, I am starting to shop for the Pertronix Ignitor.  It seems that there are different models of this. (See below).  After seeing these, now I don't know which one to get.  Also, I read that the Igniter II is not as reliable as the original model.  Is that true?
Will you advise please?

I have a '66 289 "A" engine with the standard carb on it.

Thank you!
Mitch

1964-73 Pertronix Ignitor  8 cyl       
1964-73 Pertronix Ignitor 8 cyl Dual Point
1964-73 Pertronix Ignitor  8 cyl Dual Point / Vacuum Advance           
1964-73 [bold]Pertronix Ignitor II  Electronic Ignition Conversion 8 cyl

66GTKFB:
I had ignition problems for a couple of years on a 66 289 'A' code hardtop. I put a Pertronix I in the distributor and the problems went away. That was done about five years ago. Unless you race and have a lot of money, don't bother with the dual point types or the Pertronix II systems. I did not use their higher voltage coil but you may consider it. It is bigger in diameter than a stock Ford coil so a larger mounting bracket is required.
Note: some tachometers will not work on Pertronix systems.
Jim

Soaring:

--- Quote from: Mitchjd2 on November 01, 2008, 09:20:28 AM ---Hello, I am starting to shop for the Pertronix Ignitor.  It seems that there are different models of this. (See below).  After seeing these, now I don't know which one to get.  Also, I read that the Igniter II is not as reliable as the original model.  Is that true?
Will you advise please?

I have a '66 289 "A" engine with the standard carb on it.

Thank you!
Mitch

1964-73 Pertronix Ignitor  8 cyl       
1964-73 Pertronix Ignitor 8 cyl Dual Point
1964-73 Pertronix Ignitor  8 cyl Dual Point / Vacuum Advance           
1964-73 [bold]Pertronix Ignitor II  Electronic Ignition Conversion 8 cyl

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I bought the 70 buck original pertronix ignition and used my original coil with no problem.  I have also heard the II system has problems but I can't verify that.  I just know my original pertronix system works to perfection. Mine starts right up and runs like a scared rabbit. 

srvblues:
will a pertronix that is going bad or is set up wrong cause popping and a bad idle?

Soaring:

--- Quote from: srvblues on April 13, 2009, 04:32:30 PM ---will a pertronix that is going bad or is set up wrong cause popping and a bad idle?

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Explain your problem further.  What exactly is going on? 

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