Lets deal with this post each part bit by bit
My brother-in-law keeps telling me I need to install an electronic ignition system in my 67 Camaro.
OK 99% of people have no idea about timing curves how they work why they are needed and the dramatic effect it has on an engine, including get it wrong and a slow death..which is quite common
Si I assume that for bro inlaw knows how to re curve the new electronic dzzy to your engine right? If not then he is 1 of the 99%
Problem is I have no idea what to do or how to do it.
There is a excellent 101 instruction on how it works, as quite a few threads on how to and why it is curved to a partular engine...under stand the 101 VERY clearly before even thinking of changing or swaping.
Was hoping someone could give me direction on what to purchase so I can accomplish this task. THanks.
Just because it is 'old ' technology doesnt mean it doesnt do its job as well for your application....If it is a cruise car hits just over 5000K acouple times a yr, the old pionts will do the job just as well....dont fix if it is not broke
Mo9st ppl fid they do get a bit of an improvement, usully because they have a fireing issue, be it a plug lead, over rich or lean, whatever...dump a electronic in, bigger spark and it over comes the orginal issue...for a while
and they swear its the new expensive dizzy over the old one
Reality check...GM by the late 60s in their water coooling, bodies, dizzies, engines etc etc where at the peak of that old technolgy which still stands up today.
Now if you want to run leaner mixtures at cruise, richer mixtures under WoT, run high rpms, tow very large weights , or convert to alternative fuels like LPG or CNG....upgrade.
If not continue to enjoy your good old relible car and dont fix what is not broke.