<VV> "Points" to ponder - Pertronix Issues

Sethracer at aol.com Sethracer at aol.com
Sat Oct 29 02:07:42 EDT 2005

In a message dated 10/28/2005 5:50:36 AM Pacific Standard Time, pp2 at 6007.us 
So it was racing and high performance that led to the development 
of  transistor ignitions, not smog. If you get a chance to see any NASCAR 
footage of the interior of GM race cars in the 60's and 70's, many had a 
pair of Delcotronic amplifiers (if one failed, ignition could be switched 
to the other) on the passenger side of the dash.
The development? Yes - The standardization across the board, Smog and 
warrantee. The HEI was not a great high RPM performer, as produced. 

I  liked the earlier units as well. I had one of the drop in mag triggers 
from GM for the small diameter caps. One of the mid-year Corvettes, 66, I think. 

The current NASCAR teams still use the double set-up. Of course the ignition 
systems are absolutely controlled by NASCAR out of fear of traction control. - 

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