Pertronix ignition conversion

Submitted: Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 16:12
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Hi all,
I have a GQ dual fuel and am considering fitting a Pertronix electronic conversion to the old points distributor. I am interested in any feedback from those who may have already done this or have heard anything about this conversion - good or bad.
Thanks in advance...
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Reply By: Red Rover - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 16:45

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 16:45
DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT. I changed mine to a piranha one. Was the best thing i ever did was around $240. I took the duel fuel off because it was a pain goin across the desert carring all the jerry cans, but each to his own. It is so reliable now with the points conversion kit. NOw if you get a proper electronic coil u will have electronic ignition as the factory one is a 6volt with the ballast resistor. Put a high voltage 12 volt one on and it will be better again.

Hope it helps
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Reply By: Aston - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 16:54

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 16:54

I have just ordered a kit from "retro rockets" in america for my old car about 9 days ago and I am waiting for delivery from England.The pertronix is the only after market kit for my car.(polarity +itve earth)
The design and particularly the compactness of the unit appealed to me and they have been around for a long while.

Carl Dudash of "retro rockets" has been particularly helpful because of the type of early Lucas Distributor.

But the thing that interests me is I can't see in the pertronix listings a kit for
a "GQ" your vehicle ?.

Cheers aston

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Follow Up By: Gerry - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 17:21

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 17:21
Hi Aston,
Don't know any part numbers but Motor Traders claim to have one in stock here in Adelaide. I have also found out since, that Opposite Lock do a Pirhana version for the Nissan as well. Prices so far between $280 to $320.
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Reply By: SupaMav - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 20:47

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 20:47
If you are handy with a soldering iron, the High Energy Ignition Kit from Jaycar makes a big improvement over the points-based ignition - and its only $50. I have built this kit for my Mav. The only issues that I found were that you have spend a bit of time sealing the cast box that comes with the kit.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 23:11

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 23:11
Yup, Luke did one too, works a treat, Jaycar seem to have good bleep !
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