A friend has donated a Petronix points replacement kit and I was wondering if anyone out there has had experience with it.
I'm not quite ready to move up to HEI. Old habits die hard! Thanks for your help.
I still have points in my Chevelle (it'll stay that way till I die), but my brother switched over to the Ignitor (Pertronix Ignitor). He likes it, has had no problems at all. It's a 383 stroker and runs just the same as when he had points in it. At least, I saw no real improvement or change. I do remember that setting the GAP is critical. Also, don't leave the ignition switch in the "on" condition for too long. It can burn out the Ignitor in a fairly short period of time. Anyway, it was easy to install, but there are two types, one can be installed without removing the Dist (that's the one he installed). I don't know anything about the newer Ignitor II, so I can't comment on that one.
Thanks guys. I was reading the instructions and it says that total gap can't be more than .06 in.
between the magnetic ring and the pickup module.
My old distributer has so much play in it that I have to install one of the supplied shims between the gear drive and the shaft to get within their spec. I can't complain though, it was free.
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