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Re[2]: Electronic Ignition???

I use the Pertronix Ignitor in a 009 distributor.  I have heard, but not 
confirmed, that Pertronix has a setup for the smaller T3 dizzy (or maybe it 
was Compufire?).  The below method sounds good and if you have a stocker 
and want the reliability I suggest you do it.

As for which is better, Compufire or Pertronix, they both do the job 
equally well and I think it's rather silly for people to get all bent outta 
shape arguing which is better.  If you want to split a thick hair I feel 
the Pertronix is better because it uses a series of magnets to trigger the 
electronic unit while the Compufire uses an electronic eye.  The magnets 
won't be affected by dust, ice or water inside the dizzy; the electronic 
eye can (since this stuff shouldn't be in there this probably only concerns 
off-roaders).  If the Compufire fits as-is in a stock T3 dizzy and you 
don't want to cut the shaft(?) or install a smaller shaft then get it.  The 
only people who will know what you're using is you and your T3.  I haven't 
heard of anyone having troubles with the Compufire system to date.

The unit I installed had a spacer plate, something probably needed for the 
ever dominate Bug, but I didn't need it in the 009.
     Toby Erkson
     '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L
     '75 Porsche 914 1.8L for sale
     Portland, Oregon, USA

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Subject: Re: Electronic Ignition???
Author:  type-3-errors@umich.edu at SMTPGATE
Date:    5/20/97 9:02 AM

Hi to you all

I have installed the Pertronix unit in a T3 distributer. You need to
get a rotor that has a thin shaft or alternatively you should cut the
outer collar off the rotor shaft. I have done the latter and have not
experieced any problems to date.


Adriaan Loedolff
'69 Squareback Automatic (199 400 miles)

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