Jim Smart
August 27, 2010

When PerTronix introduced the Ignitor electronic ignition retrofit roughly two decades ago, we were skeptical, thinking "How can you fit an entire electronic ignition system in this tiny little thing?" But we were amazed when our 289 started and idled better than ever with the PerTronix Ignitor thanks to a hotter, more precise spark. The original Ignitor marked the end of point bounce, frequent point adjustments, and even point replacement. No more disappointing performance-just solid dependability from your classic Ford distributor. And that's the way it has been with every Ignitor and Ignitor II ignition retrofit we've ever installed.

PerTronix has always been about innovation, trying things no one else had the courage to try. With the new Ignitor III, which features multiple spark discharge, you get increased spark energy for more power and better fuel economy. It comes with a high-resolution rev-limiter, which can be set by the user. In addition to the Ford distributor retrofit shown here, it's also available in a PerTronix plug-and-play distributor

And like every Ignitor to date, the Ignitor III offers a simple two-wire installation. It can be installed in a vintage Ford distributor in about 30 minutes.

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