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What type of ignition are you using? [POLL]

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What kind of ignition system are you using?

STOCK: Points & Vacuum Advance (if it's good enough for Donald Healey it's good enough for me!)
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57%
STOCK BUT WITHOUT VACUUM ADVANCE: I am still using points, but have put in a mechanical distributor that doesn't rely on vacuum advance.
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5%
ELECTRONIC IGNITION: Have gotten rid of the points, and put in an electronic trigger system, keeping the stock distributor & mechanical advance.
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38%
COMPUTERIZED IGNITION: Have installed a computerized timing controller, removing all mechanical/vacuum advance, for complete control of the ignition curve & timing system.
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OTHER - please post your setup
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Total votes : 21

What type of ignition are you using? [POLL]

Postby admin » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:17 am

We've been discussing MSD ignition systems in and I wondered how many folks have changed their ignition/distributor systems from stock...so time for a poll.

Please take a moment to vote. It'll be interesting to compile this and see what everyone is using in their cars....
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Re: What type of ignition are you using? [POLL]

Postby spritenut » Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:11 pm

I have tried several electronic ignitions, they all fail in a year or so.
Points work and have proven themselves in over 50 years of service.
And they are much cheaper than electronic units which seem to last about as long as a set of points.
$5 vs $75, THAT is a no brainer.
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Re: What type of ignition are you using? [POLL]

Postby admin » Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:00 pm

Frank, I always love your perspective on things...we should get together sometime for a pint! :)
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Re: What type of ignition are you using? [POLL]

Postby trevor » Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:21 pm

If my pertonix makes it for another 9,000 miles it will have paid for itself. :)
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Re: What type of ignition are you using? [POLL]

Postby Bugzy59 » Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:43 am

Pertonics.
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Re: What type of ignition are you using? [POLL]

Postby Bill Masquelier » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:23 pm

I have a modified original system, points with a "Resistor" coil and a resister inline. I run full voltage from the starter (thru a diode) to the coil and have had really good luck with it for about 12 years now (haven't changed the points in that time and the dwell hasn't changed yet).
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