Pertronix Electronic Ignition Ignitor 6 Cylinder With Thermactor 1965-1974

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Pertronix Electronic Ignition Ignitor 6 Cylinder With Thermactor 1965-1974 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
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Highlights

  • Legal In All 50 States
  • Fits Inside The Distributor
  • 2:1 Improvement Over Points
  • Easy Wiring
MSRP $88.96
$80.06
You save 10%

Pertronix Ignitor Electronic Ignition for 1965-1974 6 Cylinder Mustangs with a Thermactor Calibrated Distributor.

For over thirty years, the Ignitor has proven itself in applications ranging from race cars to tractors. The Ignitor replaces breaker point and troublesome factory electronic ignitions with a dependable, self contained and maintenance free electronic ignition system. The Ignitor has been called the "stealth" ignition because of its quick installation and nearly undetectable presence under your distributor cap.

Delivering twice the voltage to the spark plugs, Ignitor electronic ignitions will increase horsepower, improve fuel economy, and extend spark plug life. The Ignitor system is designed for use with most point-type coils, but optimal performance is achieved when used with PerTronix's Flame-Thrower 40,000 volt coil. A solid-state electronic ignition system means you will never change points again.

Ignitor Features:
- 2:1 improvement over points in current fall time for increased coil output
- Rotating cobalt magnets trigger a Hall Effect integrated circuit
- No points to burn or moving parts to wear out
- Epoxy molding makes the module impervious to dirt, oil, grease and moisture
- Fits entirely inside the distributor
- No black box to clutter the engine compartment
- Stable timing, no need for any adjustments
- Will trigger most multi-spark CD ignitions
- Uncomplicated wiring makes for easy installation
- Legal in all 50 states and Canada (C.A.R.B. E.O. #D-57-2)
- Guaranteed for 30 months

Ignitor Specifications:
- For use on single point, Thermactor-calibrated distributors
- For use on Mustangs with the Thermactor pollution control device
- Operating Voltage: 8-V to 16-V DC
- Temperature Range: -50 to 300F
- RPM Range: 0 to 15,000 RPM
- Polarity: 12V negative ground

The Thermactor was Ford's smog pump that was installed for pollution control purposes on cars manufactured at Fords's San Jose, CA factory. These cars can be identified with a DSO of 72 on their data plate. A small pump and extra belt will be present. Cars with this feature required distributors to be calibrated accordingly.

*Excludes V6 engines.

Installation Difficulty

Moderate
Moderate

Intermediate skill is required for this installation.

Installation Videos

Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following Mustang years:

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Working ignitor So far so good in working order easy installation, we'll see about the durability
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from electronic ignition fixed the problem right away thanks for sending it
Date published: 2019-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pertronix 2 A year ago I bought a 66 Mustang. I wanted to get rid of the points so I bought the Pertronix 2. After replacing the very old Distributor with a Duralast Distributor. I ended up with several problems. One problem distinctively was the Pertronix System although I did finally discover what happened and I hope to help save the readers the same problems I had. After ordering the Pertronix Coil, and spark plug cables I also attempted to piggy back a wire from the back of my ignition switch to supply a dedicated 12v to the coil thereby bypassing the "pink resister wire" as suggested on some forums. Don't do this. Get the Pertronix relay and save a lot of hassle and future problems. So at the time when I had first installed the Petronix parts, I took the car out for a test drive. I had a lot of miss firing. I took the car home and over about 2 months, replaced a bad fuel pump, cleaned the carburetor, found at first both floats seriously out of adjustment from previous ownership. Later I discovered a float was flooded. I ended up removing that 1 year old carb and cleaning it 3 times including ordering a rods and springs kit. The real frustrations happened after replacing every part I could think of including attempting to install a fuel regulator and pressure regulator, removing and moving the distributor one tooth left and right, advancing/retarding etc., checking TDC over and over. What was happening was an engine that wouldn't stay timed, a carburetor that would back fire, flood gas over the top, spit fuel and catch fire!!! I was beginning to wonder if this is why the Pertronix was called "Flame Thrower". So after much needed time outs and fear of more flames coming from the carburetor every time I started the engine, I finally figured out the problem. The black magnet sleeve is about 3 mm thick. This was elevating the Distributor rotor and causing it to contact the top inside of the distributor cap. I had noticed this early on and thought it odd but dismissed this thinking it was because the distributor was brand new and perhaps Chinese tolerances. That 3 mm magnet caused the internal distributor rotor contact, timing, flooding and fire problems as the rotor was elevated, not fully seated and just wasn't spinning correctly. The solution for me was to remove the rotor, mark a 3 mm thick line around its base with a black sharpy then using medium grade sand paper laying the paper on a counter top, I filed the rotor down until the line was gone (3 mm shaved off). That was easy and took about 15 minutes. I also used a thin strip of Aluminum Duct tape and put 3 small wraps on the distributor shaft under the magnet sleeve to tighten it up a bit as there was play around the distributor shaft. With the magnet movement eliminated and the rotor trimmed and it popped firmly in place, the engine then fired right up and with no problems. That was a 3 month troubleshooting ordeal and caused me great stress. My advice to people switching to this system is to get their distributor, their coil and cables and also that relay that will give the 12v dc. You will save a lot of headaches. This is a great product otherwise, I just think it is unfortunate nothing was said in the Pertronix paperwork about that 3mm problem and would have saved me a lot of issues. With my car finally running, I also discovered I needed a 1 inch spacer in between my air intake and the carburetor to keep the fuel from boiling and causing a hard start when warm. After doing all of that, my car starts up great and runs great now also.
Date published: 2016-11-21
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If you pair this with the Pertronix Ignition Coil Flame-Thrower, how do you know if you need the 1.5 Ohm or the 3.0 Ohm version?

Asked by: Matthew91
Use the 3 ohm for 4 and 6 cylinders.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2019-08-13

is there a gap setting for a 1965 200 six if so what is it?

Asked by: thomas 65
Use the supplied clear plastic feeler gauge, which is .03-inches thick, to adjust the gap between the Pertronix module and the magnet sleeve and set the gap and tighten the module in place.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2017-10-13

do you have the distributer for a 1965 200 ci 6 cylinder with electronic ignition

Asked by: big al 123
No we do not.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2017-01-11

Guys, I am after a Pertronix Electronic Ignition Ignitor to replace the points on my 6cyl 250 Cu in Mustang, she is a 1967 but was obviously upgraded state side before she came to Australia, I am a regular customer

Asked by: Lawrie
You would have to know if it has the thermactor or not.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2016-09-30

Is an upgraded coil required for this setup?

Asked by: Stangie
The Ignitor system is designed for use with most point-type coils, but optimal performance is achieved when used with PerTronix's Flame-Thrower 40,000 volt coil.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2016-09-02

how do I tell if I have a Thermactor

Asked by: rick 66
These cars can be identified with a DSO of 72 on their data plate.
Answered by: CJ Pony Parts
Date published: 2015-03-16
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