<VV> "Points" to ponder - HEI

UltraMonzaWest at aol.com UltraMonzaWest at aol.com
Fri Oct 28 09:20:13 EDT 2005

In a message dated 10/28/2005 5:50:36 AM Pacific Daylight Time, pp2 at 6007.us 

> The Delcotronic was in production until 1966 when it was replaced briefly 
> by a Capacitive Discharge unit which led the way to the first HEIs in 1971. 
> These early units had a much smaller diameter (drat, it is hard to tell 
> this story without illustrations) than the 1973 HEIs which followed as it 
> was found that 60,000 volts would arc over considerable distanced. These 
> lasted until 1986 when the first Distributorless Ignition Systems (DIS) 
> were introduced though the full transition took several years.

Even until 1980 you kept an extra Rotor in the tool bag......they'd  arc thru 
the center to the shaft.

Matt Nall / Patiomatt / WCUH / Mr. DeckRug
69 Monza Cpe., 66 Monza vert, 65 Crown v8 Cpe.
Somewhere between Reno, NV and Coos Bay, Or.

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