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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 07, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Question Transistor Ignition

Could someone please explain to me exactly what this is ? and which cars would have had it ?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 07, 07:40 PM
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Re: Transistor Ignition

Well... a long time ago, I had a 69 vette that came with one, stock.

It's basically a switch box, the precursor to a capacitor discharge ignition. Rather than the point carrying the full coil primary current, the points turned the transister on and off, and the primary current was carried by the transister.

It gave a hotter more stable spark.





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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 07, 07:59 PM
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Re: Transistor Ignition

Kent, Here's an hours worth of reading for you.....

http://www.coloradocamaroclub.org/trnsignrevision4.htm

All you ever wanted to know, well almost.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 07, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Transistor Ignition

Just the information I was looking for, thanks for the response.
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