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    Quote Originally Posted by Twintrouble View Post
    Looking at the fire fox electric ignition. What does this take the place of(volt reg, coil)?
    How about a link. All I found was them being talked about in a tractor forum.

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    So I've used the pertronix units for decades now and love them. Saw an ad for the pertronix ignitor III model which eliminates the need for the vacuum advance. Unfortunately I don;t think they make a model for the Opel distributor.

    Does anyone know of a modern electronic ignition with auto advance built in? (i.e. no vacuum advance needed).
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    Quote Originally Posted by tekenaar View Post
    Simplest installation of electronically triggered ignition in a GT is to purchase and use Pertronix/Hot-Spark trigger and stock coil. Here's how:

    1. Remove cap, rotor, points and condenser with green wire from distributor and disconnect green "condenser/points" wire from coil. Leave everything else connected as-is.
    2. Install Pertronix/Hot-Spark trigger amp module where points were, do not tighten mounting screws yet.
    3. Run red and black module wires out "points wire" hole in side of distributor and install grommet in "points wire" hole, leaving a bit of slack on both wires inside of distributor.
    4. Push black plastic magnet unit onto distributor shaft and seat over points cam.
    5. Adjust trigger amp module to magnet unit clearance using clear plastic gauge that is provided and tighten trigger module screws.
    6. Replace rotor and cap . . . you're now done with the distributor.
    7. Connect black Pertronix/Hot-Spark wire to coil contact from which you removed the green points wire.
    8. Cut an 18" length of 16/18 gauge red wire, strip both ends ~1/4" and crimp on a 1/4" female spade connector on one end.
    9. Locate clear (resistance) wire at front of fuse #3 (from passenger side) of the fuse box and attach red wire terminal on an extra lug there. This is your switched 12V (turns on with ignition key) source for powering Pertronix/Hot-Spark.
    10. Run the other end of the red wire through the firewall at the windshield washer foot pump hose grommet.
    11. Crimp 1/4" male spade connector to red wire now underhood and connect to matching Pertronix/Hot-Spark red wire female spade terminal.
    12. To paraphrase our own SouthWest Airlines: "You're now free to move about the country!"
    or you can do like what I did and put an original opel distributor that had electronic ignition. just swap distributors. Works amazing and starts with barely a touch of the key. Looks completely original.

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    An old but great step by step thread on the Pertronix install. Probably about time I upgrade the 20 year old points in my dizzy anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank J View Post
    or you can do like what I did and put an original opel distributor that had electronic ignition. just swap distributors. Works amazing and starts with barely a touch of the key. Looks completely original.
    Here's some pics
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    Frank, is that system still using a vacuum advance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by V6Opel View Post
    Frank, is that system still using a vacuum advance?
    Yes it uses the vacuum advance but not the retard line. You install a vacuum cap on the small manifold pipe and remove the retard line. You maintain the heavy line as pictured for advance. You have to be sure the felt pad in the distributor is well lubed for the centrifugal advance function as well. I love it. No hesitation, instant starts, smooth idle at 759- 800 rpms, and no maintenance. Have had it on for over 20 years now.

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