Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Yerington, Nevada
Re: Pertronix Ignitor II
The whole premise of full voltage input for a PerTronix came about with at lest two engineers, from decades ago. These systems were first, Per0Lux, farm and industrial use, evolved to cars, then, Prestolite bought the company, and didn't much go any place with it, until Jim Hairston bought it and created PerTronix.
These "engineers" were straight out of the dark ages of drag racing, when to get that last bit of spark, they removed resistors, and ran the systems on "start" voltages, 1/4 mile at a time, and reset point gaps between every run. That is the same totally insane mind set we have with a system that is a fair point replacement system, electronic points, NOT an MSD CD, NOT AN HEI. The systems were never designed to extend the dwell to make more spark energy, they are all points replacement stuff, and, run resistors. They like resistors used, stock plug gaps, stock coils, but a better set if suppression plug wires. More volts, high zoot perf coils, other "do this, it'll make HEI spark" will not make an Ignitor work any harder.
Sorry of that upsets some that refuse to believe that those systems are NOT a performance system, but, that is just the way it really is.
The last thing we have heard of is a CD, multi-spark system, all wrapped up in a standard Ignitor body, and that it isn't working as efficiently as planned, heat and other issues prevail.