<VV> Petronix Improvements

Padgett pp2 at 6007.us
Thu Oct 27 09:51:58 EDT 2005

>I have been very vocal in the past about denying the "need"
>for electronic points replacements.  People come to me at shows etc and
>say" how come you don't like them"?  Heck I don't dislike them.  I just
>think people put them in for the wrong reasons some times.

Funny, my 63 Corvette definitely benefited from the Delcotronic electronic 
ignition. Coupled with the FI it would start instantly in any weather and 
was extremely reliable. It also was supposed to be used with a "hotter" coil.

One odd thing about the Corvair is that the Corsa tachometer is a 
transistor unit. In the mid-60s GM commonly used a passive tachometer 
circuit with points ignitions and only used a transistor circuit with the 
Delcotronic ignition which leads to the question of whether the Corsa was 
originally supposed to have received the Delcotronic ignition.

So no question if "better" but would need a hotter coil and at least 
different plug gaps to fully realize the benefits.

Am curious if it might help my (imagined ?)  light throttle misfire since 
high vaccuum is the hardest cyl condition to ignite.


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