Re: Removing Pertonix going back to points
One comment to throw in the ring:
It's getting pretty hard to get points at just about any auto place if you need them right now stranded on the side of the road. A new Pertronix module isn't any easier, being that it's aftermarket. But the notion that points can quickly be replaced is no longer a forgone conclusion if you need new ones. Heck the nearest store might even have them but the genius behind the counter may nor be able to locate them. (Be prepared to say something like "contact set".) If you need to carry a spare part anyway, a module needs no timing and dwell tools.
Same comment for the condenser, which I've seen a couple of times as the failure point instead of points. Especially if the condenser doesn't get change with new points, which is often the case. Both for the guy that needs the new condenser and the parts store that doesn't stock it.
IMO the electronic ignitions, whether HEI (which in the current era are having their own problems with questionable quality of replacement parts), aftermarket distributors, boxes or points replacement; should all be highly reliable compared to points. I've run the same Mallory distributor since 1989 with only basic tune up parts. But I also have a car that runs points, always will. And it's a six cylinder which makes finding what I need harder.
90 Corvette ZR1
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