[tcb] Re: Electronic Ignition

  • From: sammie smith <bugcollections@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 15:54:47 -0800 (PST)

Fred:  Why don't you try Black Gold or one of the other local VW parts 
suppliers and get Bosch?

--- On Wed, 2/16/11, Fred McDonald <texasbluebus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Fred McDonald <texasbluebus@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [tcb] Re: Electronic Ignition
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 2:04 PM

My carb is a Solex h30/31 pict
My newly replaced no name coil purchased at o’reilly is extremely hot to the 
my brother says that’s a good sign the coil is failing!


From: Justin Wilt 
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:20 PM
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [tcb] Re: Electronic Ignition
Shakey nailed it and Neil explained why electronic ignitions get a bad rap.  
User error.  People use the wrong coils, connect them wrong, power their timing 
lights from the - and + side of the coil etc...  I have used both, points left 
me stranded in a blizzard, easy fix with some sand paper.  I have unilite units 
in both my cars without a single problem in 12 years.  I don't carry any spare 
distributors either.  Fred, it sounds like you need to find the true problem 
rather than spending money on an electronic ignition. Your engine should run 
fine with points and condenser.  A good carb may be a better investment if you 
are running a Brazilian, Mexican or Chinese carb  

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 1:09 PM, Neil <nbmdude@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I've got pretty close to 100,000 miles on Pertronix with only one hiccup (which 
was MY mistake)...And, yes, I DO carry a dizzie with points/condenser ready to 
slap in if needed...

--- On Wed, 2/16/11, Shakey Spudman <dblcab67@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Shakey Spudman <dblcab67@xxxxxxxxx> 

Subject: [tcb] Re: Electronic Ignition
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 12:37 PM 

Like I told you before Fred you need a good carb. A good german rebuilt. Read 
the samba threads on the bulletproof carbs. Stay away from new brazilian or 
mexican junk. A new set of points properly gapped will last 12000 miles at 
least. It sounds to me like your chasing your tail. Remember sometimes you have 
two or three problems going on at the same time. Fixing one does not fix all. 
But if you want to throw more money at an electronic setup go ahead. Remember 
down the road if you forget what lead goes where and hook it up 
backwards-poof-there it goes. But you do get to witness what $100 in smoke 
looks like.

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 11:35 AM, Justin <sunbugone@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

If it still has the stock distributor (vacuum advance). Then buy a pertronix 
unit that fits the stock distributor.  The style of carburetor will come into 
play as well. The brosol H30/31 carbs do not run well with certain 
distributors. I usually throw 009 distributors in the garbage. Just my two cents

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On Feb 16, 2011, at 11:12 AM, "Fred McDonald" <texasbluebus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

1) Where is Automotive Machine?
2) I have a stock 1600 single port motor with an alternator.


From: theresabuckner@xxxxxxx 
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:46 AM
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [tcb] Re: Electronic Ignition
Fred    you know Automotive Machine sells a set  much cheaper & if you give 
them a few min.    they will put them in your dist. for you if you wish      

-----Original Message-----
From: Fred McDonald <texasbluebus@xxxxxxxxx>
To: tcb <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wed, Feb 16, 2011 10:37 am
Subject: [tcb] Electronic Ignition

I want to convert to electronic ignition,
This is the kit I’m considering.
Any thoughts?


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