Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Lake Mary, Florida
Re: Electronic Ignition
Since there is no link to Rick's Camaros, or a pic, it is assumed you are asking about a module such as a Pertronix that replaces the points/condenser in your current distributor?
From what I've read and used in an old VW Beetle engine, the Pertronix module worked fine. I just converted my 67 from a GM HEI back to the GM points distributor with points and condenser. So far, I've not considered switching over to a module that replaces the points, as its pricy. I suppose if someone experiences pitting on the points often, it would be worth the price, but after 4 months of having points in my distributor, the dwell is still spot on, and engine fires right up and runs great with them (points). Points usually will pit (create a bump) on one side of the contact when the condenser fails, or if you buy a cheap st of points/condenser.
Others go with a module to avoid having to check the dwell. This requires a meter to do so. Cheaper to buy a dwell meter, and adjusting the dwell is a mater of starting the engine, opening the slide door on the distributor cap, and using the correct allen wrench, adjust the dwell to 28 to 32 degrees (V8) on the dwell meter.
I still have a dwell meter and timing light!
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