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Old January 2nd, 2007, 10:10 AM
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Does anyone know if any of the conversion kits will install in the 12 v dist? Ignitor, Pertronix, and mallory all make a kit, I was wondering if anyone had tried it?
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 11:40 AM
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One member, kalikraven, did it with a Crane kit...this is from the page I made for it that isnt online again yet:

One of our members, Kalikraven, managed to find a kit and work it into the stock distributor housing to give an Electronic Ignition upgrade...no more points!! Here is his info:

Using the stock breaker plate and the "new" plate that comes with the kit, I installed the Crane XR-1 electronic ignition kit. I have this running on 12 volts now. I added a 12 volt coil but have not changed the wiring.

The crane kit overhangs the plate a little bit. I had to make a little room in the dist by using a Dremel and removing a little material.

I used the Crane kit for a ford V8 because it rotates in the same direction. Got it from jegs for $65.

These are pics of the kit... I found Summit lists 3 part numbers for this, though all are the same price and have the exact same description. They show part numbers:

CRN-750-1700, CRN-750-1710, CRN-750-1720



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Old January 2nd, 2007, 11:49 AM
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There is also a member who has used the pertronix setup, but I dont have the details yet...
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 12:51 PM
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Thamks Jon. How does the v8 kit work? I get the cwr/ccwr thing, but what about the 'trigger' for the pulses?
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That is all the info I have...I wish I had more....
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Thanks. I'll just wait and see if someone has anything they haven't told about. Anybody???????????
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Converted a Chevelle over to the Mallory unit , maybe 25 years ago . Didn't seem to affect the power either way , but was a whole lot easier to start . Still have not had issues with it up till now . It's triggered by the rotor .
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I am running a Pertronix unit in my M715 (12v with a Chevy) I like it. Way easier to start, especially when hot.

Easy set-up. Clear instructions. No points to fool with. No more ballast resisitor either, with the Pertronix coil.

Best part: About a c-note with the coil, plus shipping.

It triggers from a wheel that slips over the dizzy shaft at the point cam. Air gap between the trigger wheel and the sensor is critical, and you must advance your timing a little.

This is the second Pertronix unit I've had. The first one was in my Unimog and it made a world of difference, too.
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Twodogs, a part #? Getting rid of the resistor is worth it to me. Who did you get it from, JCW, Quadratec, local parts house?????
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I have a Pertronix in my Austin Mini.....and it grenaded cause I used the wrong coil Gotta get a new one and a new coil.
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