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    Hello all,

    I've read in a fwe places that it is best to replace the old roter and points with an eletronic ignition. What systems do you have and what do you think would be best for a person with average mechanical abilities. Also what were the costs and install times.

    Thanks

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    Do a site search for "Pertronix". That system is a fairly easy install. I think there is a review of it in the Parts Review section.
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    Pertronix

    WolfSpyder;
    If you wait till Thanksgiving, Bugstuff has these units on sale for the cheapest you can get it, about $45. As for install time, first timers, with decent mechanical abilities will take about 20-30 minutes. Those of us who have had them before, can do it in about 10 minutes.
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    Or this one.
    http://www.opelgt.com/forums/showthr...ight=compufire
    Worked out great for me.
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    I installed a Pirhana electronic ignition on my 1970 GT 15 years ago and it has run without a hitch other than a wire jiggling loose once. That has a seperate ignition box that I mounted near the clutch cable, in that flat area. I just picked up a 2nd GT, and bought the Pertronix ignition which looks a lot simpler than the Pirhana with fewer parts. Haven't put it in yet, but glad to see it's endorsed by the experts here. Buy stock in OGTS, I'll be ordering a boatload from them in the months ahead!

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    Wich one?

    O.K. wich is the best flamethrower coil for our gt's? Oil filled or epoxy, Ignightor or Ignightor II ?

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    I used the Igniter II on mine. Seems to work well with the NGK Plugs. Jarrell

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    Lightbulb12 step program for ET (electronic trigger) challenged GT ignitions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Spyder
    Hello all,

    I've read in a fwe places that it is best to replace the old roter and points with an eletronic ignition. What systems do you have and what do you think would be best for a person with average mechanical abilities. Also what were the costs and install times.

    Thanks
    Simplest installation of electronically triggered ignition in a GT is to purchase and use a Pertronix trigger and the stock coil.

    Here's how:
    Last edited by tekenaar; 01-18-2005 at 12:56 PM.


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