Probably one of the best modifications I have done so far. It was
also the first. It has had the greatest overall improvement in the car's
I replaced the points mainly because I know absolutely nothing about
points and it seemed that an electronic ignition was right up my alley.
Pertronix elimnates the need to adjust dwell as well. All around, a
very good system.
Very easy to install, and everything fits into the distributor and
is well hidden. The only part that is seen that is not original looking
is the red wire from the pertronix unit to the positive side of the
A couple of notes for installation. Check your voltage at the ingition
wire (wire coming from the firewall to the "+" side of the
coil. Check it with a multimeter. According the Pertronix, the ignition
needs at least 8Vs to operate correctly. I've heard of people running
it on 6Vs with no problems what so ever. Mine happened to be 12 Vs,
so I did not worry about it at all.
DO NOT REMOVE the green tape. I made the mistake of thinking it
needed to be pulled off. I quickly realized that was incorrect and put
the tape back on. A couple of weeks later the tape pulled and 3 magnets
got pulled out. KaStang limped home for 20 miles on 3 cylinders. That
brings me to my last point...KEEP THE POINTS in the car!!! They make
a great backup.