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Old 12-09-2011, 10:59 PM   #1
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Electronic ignition

Have a '66 Mustang 289 and have been thinking about electronic ignition. I've heard pros and cons. Any opinions?
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:44 PM   #2
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I guess there are no opinions.
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:51 PM   #3
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CON: Not original
PRO: Better power, better fuel economy, not having to deal with points and associated adjustments.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:04 PM   #4
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I agree but also have heard it's not real reliable. People have said they carry a spare set of points and condenser in the glove box just in case.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:04 AM   #5
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That is true. I can remember a old falcon my dad used to have. He always kept a spare set in the glovebox. Actually had to use them a few times. Electronic ignition is so much more reliable.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:00 PM   #6
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I was actually talking about carrying points in the glovebox in case the electronic ignition fails.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:55 PM   #7
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I was actually talking about carrying points in the glovebox in case the electronic ignition fails.
If you go electronic you won't need the points anymore.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:10 PM   #8
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If the electronic ign. Fails, as i've heard it's prone to do you need the piints to put back in to get you home.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:22 PM   #9
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The distributor is different for electronic. The most common failure is the ignition box and has nothing to do with the distributor.
You can get a complete MSD ignition set which will include the distributor, rotor, coil, ignition control box and universal plug wires. Not sure on the cost though.
For what it's worth, I've never had any part of my MSD system fail.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:30 PM   #10
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Not talking about MSD. Pertronics makes an add on kit.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:33 PM   #11
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Not talking about MSD. Pertronics makes an add on kit.
Would not add on or mod existing set up. Scrap the stone age points for full MSD and don't look back. You will not regret it. You'll only be servicing at normal intervals and have piece of mind.
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:08 PM   #12
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Would not add on or mod existing set up. Scrap the stone age points for full MSD and don't look back. You will not regret it. You'll only be servicing at normal intervals and have piece of mind.
Totally agree. If you do the add on thing you are going to regret it. The hassle is not worth it. Get a full MSD system.
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I have Pertronix breakerless ignitions on my two '65's and have never had a problem with either of them. Very reliable in my experience.
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I have Pertronix breakerless ignitions on my two '65's and have never had a problem with either of them. Very reliable in my experience.
That's what I was asking about. Parts house didn't recommend them. Thanks fir the input.
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It took me, literally, ten minutes to install the last one and I never have to change points or a condenser again.
The one on my coupe has been on there for about 12 years.
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Cool. Good to know. About$80 bucks, right?
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I got this latest one from Mustangs Unlimited. $69.99 plus shipping.
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I put electronic ignition when i out my new motor in, havent had any priblems after 10k miles and friving it everyday.

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And i dont have MSD, i have the add in kit.
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I put electronic ignition when i out my new motor in, havent had any priblems after 10k miles and friving it everyday.

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And i dont have MSD, i have the add in kit.
Hey are u from the bay area? Im just asking cuz I see the golden gate in your avatar and I haven't really met anyone from where I live ( bay)
Sorry didn't mean to interrupt the thread!
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Nah, im from modesto. In between fresno and sac. Just took some senior pics in the bay
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Nah, im from modesto. In between fresno and sac. Just took some senior pics in the bay
Cool man. I live not too far away. Napa. About 30 minutes from Oakland
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