WHY SPEND OVER $200.00 (OR MORE) FOR AN OLD-FASHIONED SYSTEM?
WHY NOT CONVERT YOUR OUTDATED POINTS SYSTEM?
WHY PAY MORE FOR A REAL IGNITOR SOMEWHERE ELSE?
We've sold over 3400 of these systems in the past 26 years with excellent results!
As you probably know, Corvairs can be very hard on points. We've had some cars that needed to have their points gap re-set every several thousand miles! Keeping gap AND dwell in line can also be difficult on 50+ year old engines. Besides that, even the best points system will never work as well as a good electronic one -
The IGNITOR that we sell is the most modern system on the market today - it completely eliminates points AND condenser, giving you a complete replacement in one small package. To complete the amazement you should also know that the IGNITOR sells for roughly HALF the price of those obsolete systems!
IS IT DIFFICULT TO INSTALL? NO! Installation is as simple as it gets - there are no external boxes and miles of ugly wiring to route and connect. The entire system is contained inside your distributor, under the cap. All you have is a positive and a negative wire coming out of the distributor which simply connect to your coil. The IGNITOR works on all late 1961-69 Corvairs with screw-on distributor cap.
DO I NEED TO CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE? NO! You can install only the IGNITOR and everything will work great. We offer high output coils and MSD capacitive systems but they are by no means necessary. By the way, the IGNITOR is compatible with nearly all other coils and capacitive discharge systems. IMPORTANT NOTE - you will need to re-time your distributor. This is easily done with a timing light.
HOW LONG WILL ONE LAST? This is not really known. We have many customers that still run their original Perlux IGNITORS (this company's fore-runner) and have done so for 25+ years. The units carry a 30 month replacement warrantee in any case. ALL electronic ignitions (like all electronic devices) will eventually fail, no matter what brand - so it's always a good idea to carry a spare or a spare points plate with points and condenser etc. That aside, we also should note that the IGNITOR is designed with high-temperature use in mind and have proven to outlast most other competitor's brands, especially in Corvair use!
HOW MANY GET RETURNED FOR WARRANTEE? Very few. Of the approx 4 out of every 100 that get returned, less than half actually have anything wrong with them. The IGNITOR will not correct problems that have nothing to do with the points or condenser! We suggest you convert over to the IGNITOR when your engine is running good. That way you don't get problems confused.
GIVE ME SOME NUMBERS! The IGNITOR operates at up to 45,000 volts - Operates on all ambient temperatures (found on earth) - RPM range rated up to 15,000 RPM (!) - compatible with Jacobs and MSD systems - 30 month warrantee - unit is solid state epoxy, unaffected by oil, dirt, water - no parts to wear out!
WHAT CORVAIRS BENEFIT MOST FROM THE IGNITOR? Ones that are DRIVEN! Turbo's show a dramatic improvement, as do 140's. We've already converted our 66 140 convert, 65 180 coupe, 63 8 door Greenbrier (110 engine) and 1968 Ultra-Van. You'll see increases in performance and gas economy because you'll have a reliable spark!
1961-69 ALL w/screw-on dist cap IGNITOR (5) U-651 $79.00
Got a clip-on cap distributor (60- early 61)?? We strongly advise you switch to the later 61 design. Contact for more info on this conversion.
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