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Pastimes : The no EV Car Nut Thread

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To: OldAIMGuy who wrote (22)4/26/2024 7:03:17 PM
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Today one can buy a drop-in Pertronix for old cars and do away with the points and condenser.

Hi Tom,

I'm with you 100% on that. Although I like to keep old classics as stock as possible, an electronic ignition upgrade makes tuning and running them so much easier. Had a condenser go bad on my '67 Chevy and I had a hard time diagnosing the problem. Engine running rough and crapping out.

I never bothered with a timing light, either. Just kept advancing the distributor until it started to ping on test drives, then backed it down a hair, tightened it up and off we go.

I'm not much of a mechanic (all thumbs), but I like to play with the simple stuff.. :-)

Great weekend for you, too.

Regards, James

PS: Were your old Jags full synchro or did you have to play with some double clutching? I learned about that the hard way as a teenager, but that's another story..
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