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    Accufire electronic ignition?

    I'm pricing an electronic ignition upgrade for my stock points and came across this when I google searched for Pertronix. It's only $42.95 (doesn't include shipping unless I spend $50). I can't find any reference to Accufire in our forums. Will this work for a 70 GT with stock coil? Has anyone got one of these and can make a recommendation or should I go with the Pertronix? And, my best price shopping is $63 (includes shipping) on a Pertronix 1847. Anyone know of a better price? Thanks, Jerry

    http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails....e=ACC-C10-5844

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    Last edited by 2 Fast 4 U; 10-24-2006 at 05:17 PM. Reason: new url
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    Understeer: The front of the car hits the wall,
    Oversteer: The rear of the car hits the wall,
    Horsepower: How fast the car hits the wall,
    Torque: How far the car pushes the wall.

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    Oh yeah, that answers my questions. I'm still shopping for the best price on the Pertronix though. Thanks, Jerry
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    Quote Originally Posted by ungermm View Post
    Oh yeah, that answers my questions. I'm still shopping for the best price on the Pertronix though. Thanks, Jerry
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    Understeer: The front of the car hits the wall,
    Oversteer: The rear of the car hits the wall,
    Horsepower: How fast the car hits the wall,
    Torque: How far the car pushes the wall.

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    Jerry is my first name. The kids refer to me as the drunk monkey though. When I feel like I've accomplished something, I pump up to UngerDog.

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    now I get it :banghead: , I overlooked the comma between Thanks and Jerry.
    Think I need stronger glasses , hoped I helped you!!
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    Understeer: The front of the car hits the wall,
    Oversteer: The rear of the car hits the wall,
    Horsepower: How fast the car hits the wall,
    Torque: How far the car pushes the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ungermm View Post
    I'm pricing an electronic ignition upgrade for my stock points and came across this when I google searched for Pertronix. It's only $42.95 (doesn't include shipping unless I spend $50). I can't find any reference to Accufire in our forums. Will this work for a 70 GT with stock coil? Has anyone got one of these and can make a recommendation or should I go with the Pertronix? And, my best price shopping is $63 (includes shipping) on a Pertronix 1847V. Anyone know of a better price? Thanks, Jerry

    http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails....e=ACC-C10-5844
    If you can wait till the middle of November, Bugstuff (1-800-752-2847) in PA usually has their Thanksgiving Sale on the 1847V, which I've found to be the cheapest in the past . . . bought all of mine there except my very first one in '78 direct from Perlux (now Pertronix).



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    1970: '73 GT 1.9FI 4S 3.44 '75 1900 1.9FI 4S 3.44
    1980: '85 Bitter SC 3.9FI 5S 3.44P
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    Otto, the 1847V from Pertronix, is it "plug & play"? or is there other stuff needed as well??
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    Understeer: The front of the car hits the wall,
    Oversteer: The rear of the car hits the wall,
    Horsepower: How fast the car hits the wall,
    Torque: How far the car pushes the wall.

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    Thumbs upPertronix 12 step program for GTs

    Quote Originally Posted by 2 Fast 4 U View Post
    Otto, the 1847V from Pertronix, is it "plug & play"? or is there other stuff needed as well??
    Plug and Play!!


    1960: '61 Rekord PII 1.7 3S 3.9 '69 Kadett LS 'sprint' 1.9 3A 3.18
    1970: '70 GT 1.9 4S 3.44 '72 GT 2.2SSD 5S 3.44 '72 GT 2.4FI 5S 3.44P
    1970: '73 GT 1.9FI 4S 3.44 '75 1900 1.9FI 4S 3.44
    1980: '85 Bitter SC 3.9FI 5S 3.44P
    2000: '09 Solstice GXP Coupe 2.0 SIDI VVT "Stage 2" Turbo 5S 3.73P


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    Thank you!!

    btw I'm looking for for something like this allso and I've heard that they are cheaper in the US but how can I order one, I don't have [or want] something like pay-pal??
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    Understeer: The front of the car hits the wall,
    Oversteer: The rear of the car hits the wall,
    Horsepower: How fast the car hits the wall,
    Torque: How far the car pushes the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 Fast 4 U View Post
    Thank you!!

    btw I'm looking for for something like this allso and I've heard that they are cheaper in the US but how can I order one, I don't have [or want] something like pay-pal??
    Call them and ask if they will ship to you, then order on a credit card.


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    1970: '70 GT 1.9 4S 3.44 '72 GT 2.2SSD 5S 3.44 '72 GT 2.4FI 5S 3.44P
    1970: '73 GT 1.9FI 4S 3.44 '75 1900 1.9FI 4S 3.44
    1980: '85 Bitter SC 3.9FI 5S 3.44P
    2000: '09 Solstice GXP Coupe 2.0 SIDI VVT "Stage 2" Turbo 5S 3.73P


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    Ya, I can wait a month to save a few $$. Points are fine for now. After all, it took me 20 years to get it out of my backyard (I am a real backyard mechanic) and onto the street. Jerry

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    Update?

    I know this thread is 10 years old, but OU is advertising AccuFire under $40 and I also know that a number of you do (did?) use the AccuFire. Any comments on AF vs Pertronix, etc? Has anything happened in the last 10 years that says do/don't do it? All comments appreciated! -- Doug

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    I had an Accufire in the Red Baron and had no problems with it and none of the problems I've heard others with Pertronics complain about, like magnets falling out and the rotor not seating properly. I still have it, but I've decided to use the Crane optical style I bought a while back from OGTS. I had an optical style one from RallyBob's old business years ago and put at least 150K miles on it and never had a problem. As far as I know it's still on the car today. It has been mentioned to me recently that Accufire's, maybe Pertronic-style one's too, have been tested to be off by as much as 20 degrees. Actually, I don't think Accufire is around anymore.
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    Can't help you with the Accu Fire but I run what I assume is a very similar kit from Accuspark in my TR6 and I couldn't be happier

    AccuSpark

    I've also installed their programmable ignition control box and are having some success creating my own (simple) ignition curves. It's a bit basic but it beats mechanical advance as it only takes 1 min to hook up the laptop and load another setup
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    Quote Originally Posted by ggl View Post
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    I've also installed their programmable ignition control box and are having some success creating my own (simple) ignition curves. It's a bit basic but it beats mechanical advance as it only takes 1 min to hook up the laptop and load another setup
    So far I've got three profiles(curves) mapped out that I'll admit to.
    One for each grade of pump fuel 87,89 and 91.

    Yep it only takes a few minutes to quick change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrench459 View Post
    So far I've got three profiles(curves) mapped out that I'll admit to.
    One for each grade of pump fuel 87,89 and 91.

    Yep it only takes a few minutes to quick change.
    I'm not quite that sophisticated but then again I'm currently only running 7.5:1 so no need for higher octanes yet

    Considering how cheap these kits are combined with the fact that they install in your original dizzy with the ECU hidden out of sight so the engine bay looks stock, I've got mine in the glove box for easy access, I'm surprised more people run them, be it the Accuspark version or something else.

    I started out by setting up exactly like the stock curve and then just "massaged" it a bit with very little knowledge about the subject and I've ended up with a smoother running engine that seems to perform extremely well through the entire rev range

    If I can do it then most people can do it, assuming they have a laptop .....
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    I installed accufire that I acquired from OU. It lasted for 20 seconds and 40 feet in my driveway. Mine was installed in my GT in a 75 distributor. The problem was that to get the rotor to lock down on the shafts I had to push the accufire piece down so far on the shaft that it didn't have enough clearance to the pickup.

    I have a Crane system on my other GT which has run flawlessly for two years. They're more expensive, but worth every bit of the cost. Unlike the others, they don't fail if you accidently leave the key on, either.

    I will be installing the Crane on my latest GT sometime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmcbrass View Post
    I installed accufire that I acquired from OU. It lasted for 20 seconds and 40 feet in my driveway. Mine was installed in my GT in a 75 distributor. The problem was that to get the rotor to lock down on the shafts I had to push the accufire piece down so far on the shaft that it didn't have enough clearance to the pickup.
    In that case it's probably a bit different than the Accuspark system I'm running because that bolted in place like it had been made by Lucas .......
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