<VV> Petronics on a turbo...

Ron ronh at owt.com
Wed Oct 26 17:23:22 EDT 2005

Since the turbos didn't bog down when new, you must have had a weak ignition 
system that needed repair.  Your Pertronix was a way to avoid repairing it. 
And, as we all know, high voltage coils were available long before the 
Pertronix was ever thought of.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe West" <joew at diveaz.com>
To: <FrankCB at aol.com>; <ronh at owt.com>; "VV" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>; 
<pp2 at 6007.us>
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2005 1:37 PM
Subject: <VV> Petronics on a turbo...

> Frank,
> I can vouch for the fact that Petronix makes a HUGE difference on a turbo.
> With the stock points and coil setup... under full boost, my turbo would
> actually "bog" down as the boost pressure would actually extinguish or
> prevent full ignition in the cylinders (one or more).
> After I added the Petronix setup and a flamethrower coil (with expanded 
> plug
> gap to take advantage of the new higher spark voltage), I NEVER have any
> problems under full boost.  The difference was night and day.
> I'm a firm believer in the Petronix setup, although I really do need to 
> put
> a spare point plate and set of points in my toolbox in case the Petronix
> ever fails.
> Joe West
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