DIY005 RevB Hi –Fi Ignition system for your M-E-L

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DIY005 RevB Hi –Fi Ignition system for your M-E-L

Post by 59lincolnrag » Wed 11. Mar 2009, 09:20

A Hi –Fi Ignition system for your M-E-L DIY005
Pertronix Ignition System
I converted my 1959 lincoln to a Pertronix II Ignition system
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Here is a view of the factory set-up
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45011 Ignitor II Coil
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91281 Electronic II Ing kit
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10001 Coil Bracket (optional not required)



It is Hall Effect Electronic switching unit to switch the coils primary circuit..... Vs: mechanical point switching.

To you M-E-L enthusiasts it’s a Hi –Fi Ignition system.

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Remove the points and condenser.

Pertronix 1 Module is nothing more than a pick-up with an amp circuit to trigger a switching transistor...which replaces the mechanical points. It converts the Ignition Coil Switching from Mechanical to Electronic. It is a great Technical advance for switching the circuit. Very few devices use mechanical switching today and if your computer were to use that type switching, it would take up 6 city blocks.
Probably the best performance modification for the $$$ that one can make to M-E-L or any car with points..........There is no comparison to the two systems.
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Simple as that!
The blue lug is the ground wire. Grounding the distributor case to the breaker plate.
Please be aware that this system needs 12 volts to operate properly. I jumpered my inline resistor on the firewall or you can simply remove it. (the resistor reduces the voltage to 9 volts)
The Pertronix II System has a micro controller, additional circuitry that also adjusts the dwell / spark timing through the RPM range ...With circuit protection as well.
A very cool device.

Warning:
You do not want to use the Pertronix II with Solid Core plug wires. However most wire sets we use are resistor type wires.

Read the directions carefully from the manufacturer. It takes all but 10 minutes to install.
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Re: A Hi –Fi Ignition system for your M-E-L DIY005

Post by classicrocker12 » Wed 13. May 2009, 15:45

oh yes, its a wonderful system and i totally agree about it being about the best value upgrade you can do, and it's easy. the best part is, for you "originalists" out there, it looks the same as the points system! same distributor and cap and all. my friends have a joke about it- it would be "pointless" not to do it!

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Re: A Hi –Fi Ignition system for your M-E-L DIY005

Post by Shelby#18 » Wed 13. May 2009, 20:33

I've done it on all my classic cars. I haven't been disappointed yet!

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Post by reijerlincoln » Thu 14. May 2009, 04:58

Ditto. It's a great upgrade. Easy to install & invisible. The engine starts easier, runs better and gets better mpg (or so I'm told about the mpg, can't verify it).

I have the Pertronix Ignitor I. It has one drawback: it will go kaput if you leave your ignition switch on with the engine turned off. They fixed this with the Ignitor II.

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Re: A Hi –Fi Ignition system for your M-E-L DIY005

Post by Theo » Thu 14. May 2009, 15:37

Wow, that's new to me. Reijer, I bought mine about 10 years ago. Is it one of those bad ones?
So far no problem w. my ignitor, but I don't leave the ignition on while I'm parking.
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Re: A Hi –Fi Ignition system for your M-E-L DIY005

Post by reijerlincoln » Fri 15. May 2009, 00:56

If it's ten years old, yes I'd say that's the Ignitor I. I should get a spare Ignitor II on eBay... just in case.

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Post by Theo » Fri 15. May 2009, 01:06

O.K. thanx.
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Re: A Hi –Fi Ignition system for your M-E-L DIY005

Post by Joe » Fri 11. Feb 2011, 18:17

I have the same modual out of my 390. it is down to a heavy foot problem. i am wondering if those will interchange with my 462 dist. Joe.

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