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How-To Install the PerTronix Ignitor II
Pertronix's "Smart" Electronic Ignition Adds Dimension to VintageMustangs
When Jim Hairston from Pertronix sent us the Ignitor II drop-in electronic ignition for older, point-triggered Autolite and Motorcraft distributors, it was deja vu all over again. Ten years ago, we were gushing over the new Ignitor drop-in electronic-ignition module. It was easy as pie, requiring only 30 minutes to install, and when we turned the ignition key, combustion was instantaneous. The Ignitor II generates the same kind of rush because it's easy to install--and it works!
Why Ignitor II when the Ignitor was a smash hit for more than a decade? Pertronix has never been a company to rest on its accomplishments. It remains committed to new developments throughout its product line. The continuing evolution of the drop-in Ignitor retrofit is a case in point.
The Ignitor II differs from the Ignitor in that it's a "smart" ignition system, able to sense current levels of power in the ignition coil and adjust the dwell as you drive. We're talking more than four times the available energy from the coil than in a point-triggered distributor! When you add the Pertronix Flame-Thrower II coil, ignition energy doubles. What's more, the Ignitor II adjusts spark timing as rpm changes. The Ignitor II also watches over your shoulder, automatically shutting off the ignition system if the ignition switch is accidentally left on. And check this out--the Ignitor II is California emissions certified, making it one of the greatest value mods in the business.