Go for it. I don't have the petronix, but am running electronic ignition. You'll hear nothing but praise for the unit here on the forum. Once you get it installed, no more point to worry about. From what I've heard, the installation is easy.
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66 coupe 302
66 fastback 351W
I had it put on my 66 289. I had the shop put in/on the Ignition, Coil, and 8mm Plug Wires. The dyno results jumped up, but they chanaged the carb too, so I dont know how much exactly the pertronix was responsible for.
The car did run much 'nicer' though afterwards.
Chek out my website to see the diff between dyno runs, more to follow
Short answer is yes....for a more detailed treatese, type in "pertronix" into the VMF search engine and peruse the results...
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Please post some info about your car and/or engine in your signature area or bio area of your profile so we can give reasoned (note I didn't say intelligent *G*) responses to your questions...
If you have a stocker, the main thing you'll likely notice is quicker starting when cold and a smoother idle after installing the Pertronix...performance? Don't look for your head to go into the back seat...it's not that big a deal....
Wait for the manifold, carb and exhaust stuff...that's when the Pertronix hauls its bacon..*G*...and your head...
No reason to disagree, but as said it won't give any notable hp gain. If points are due to be replaced, no question, Ignitor or some other electronic. If you just last week replaced points, don't change yet. Points will work fine when new.
I have to agree - Installed one on my 66 4V, simple to install and wire, car starts like a new one... Of course in today's world of electronics I have elected to keep my points and condensor, along with a screwdriver, in the glove box.... That;s a sure way to get home if one of those electronic bugs bite!!!
Good idea, However I did read on here about not hooking it up as per enclosed instructions as the resistor wire going to the coil drops the voltage from 12v to 6v.
On checking I found this was indeed the case on my 65.
I ran mine directly from the ign. switch.
I love never having to fool with the points again.
1965 Mustang coupe
1983 Monte Carlo Conv.
Yeah, thats right...Convertible!!