Pertronix Electronic Ignition Ignitor Single Point V8 1965-1974

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Pertronix Electronic Ignition Ignitor Single Point V8 1965-1974 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 31.
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Highlights

  • Legal In All 50 States
  • Fits Inside The Distributor
  • 2:1 Improvement Over Points
  • Easy Wiring
MSRP $86.71
$78.04
You save 10%

Pertronix Ignitor Electronic Ignition for 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1974 V8 Mustangs with Single Point Distributors.

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 distributors
- Operating Voltage: 8-V to 16-V DC
- Temperature Range: -50 to 300F
- RPM Range: 0 to 15,000 RPM
- Polarity: 12V negative ground

Installation Difficulty

Easy
Easy

Novice skill is required for this installation.

Installation Videos

Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following Mustang years:

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hardest part was the rubber grommet I baught the ignitor, spark plug wires and coil to get rid of the old crane cam set up the previous owner had and I must say the difference is night and day. The car hasn't missed once, the popping in the exhaust is gone and it's way quicker, though I did replace the brittle ground I'm going to credit this to a good tune up and a great part. I am extremely happy with this. Yes the difference was immediately noticeable, just don't expect massive changes. Also note I literally just installed everything I have no testament to its longevity, I was just excited and wanted to write a review.
Date published: 2015-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No More Points! So glad I bought this for my 65 289 w/lamps. It was super easy to install and my car starts and runs like butter now. I should have gotten rid of the points system a long time ago, but I wasn't sure how the electronic ignition worked. Everything stayed stock and looks stock! I will tell you that in the video, it says you need to cut off your stock boot connector to the positive side of the coil (I bought the chrome flamethrower I coil to go with it), but you do not need to cut it off. I have a brand new wiring harness that I installed in the entire car and was hesitant to cut off the new original boot connector, but after installing everything, the boot connector snapped right back on to the positive coil terminal and snugged everything up. I did not have to adjust the timing at all. It was literally plug n' play. One quick note about the gapping. Once I gapped it with the included plastic spacer, tightened it up, and then removed the spacer, the mechanism, pinched in a little bit which made the gap smaller. But I called Pertronix about it and they said that it is not a big deal and that they literally eyeball their gaps. The plastic piece is in there as some guidance. He flat out said that the gap space is not that sensitive. He was right as it is running great now! Keep your points in your roadside emergency kit just in case you have any issues.
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No more points to fry! This item is a must have. I installed them in both my 67 & 68 Mustangs and my 72 Bronco. Don't have to worry about frying the points! I had years of use out of them.
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect fit upgrade (1970 Mustang 351C-4V) I installed the pertronix coil and electronic ignition as a replacement to problematic original points. It was a fast install, everything fit as neat as stock, and the results are night and day difference. The car starts so much quicker, and driveability is smooth as silk. It eliminated slight hesitation upon acceleration that I didn't even know was points related. Also, it worked off reduced voltage to the coil by stock resistor wire (around 6v) without bypassing it to a 12v source.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Petronix Electronc Ignition Recently received two of these items and fitted on 30/01/17. Very easy to fit. At present only one run but feel a definite difference in performance. Fitted second one on my sons Mustang started easier, but no trial run as yet.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy install, great results Installed it this weekend, took 30 minutes and the results are great. The car, 1966 Mustang, runs much smoother and no longer hesitates. A must for any regular driver car.
Date published: 2015-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pertronix Electronic Ignition Ignitor Excellent product. I noticed an immediately improvement in engine performance and fuel savings...Very Simple install, but I didn't like the fact that I had to cut the positive coil wire and replace with the supplied connection...I just recently installed new wiring in the vehicle and didn't want to start cutting connections....
Date published: 2016-09-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WORKED FOR ABOUT AN HOUR I bought this 2 months ago along with the flamethrower coil and was running great for about an hours worth total drive time then died going down the road at 50mph. Had to reinstall the points to get going again.
Date published: 2015-10-23
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Does the electronic ignition require special spark plugs?  I have a 1965 Mustang with 289 V8, 200 HP.  A friend with a 1968 Mustang suggested special spark plugs, but the how-to videos don’t mention this.

Asked by: TomH
There are no special spark plugs available or needed.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2019-08-04

I have a 1970 mustang. Will it affect my stock tach or will it still work correctly? Thanks

Asked by: Jtoth1970
This will not affect the function of the tach.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2019-06-23

looking for an electronic distributor conversion kit for a 65 mustang 200CI

Asked by: Scott
Use one of these. https://www.cjponyparts.com/pertronix-electronic-ignition-ignitor-6-cylinder-with-thermactor-1965-1974/p/PER2/, https://www.cjponyparts.com/pertronix-electronic-ignition-ignitor-6-cylinder-without-thermactor/p/PER5/
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2019-05-26

will this work on a straight six engine?

Asked by: mabostudio
You will need to use one of these. https://www.cjponyparts.com/pertronix-electronic-ignition-ignitor-6-cylinder-without-thermactor/p/PER5/. https://www.cjponyparts.com/pertronix-electronic-ignition-ignitor-6-cylinder-with-thermactor-1965-1974/p/PER2/
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2019-02-25

I purchased this item to install in my 65 Mustang six cylinder, but the parts in the distributor don't look the same. There are extra parts (springs, a rotating metal "platform", etc). Can I remove these and still install this product? Photo available.

Asked by: JohnSR
The only thing that should be removed is the points and condenser. Please call toll free at 1-800-888-6473 and speak with a customer service rep. if you need to return or exchange the part.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2019-01-21

I have Pertronix Electronic Ignition in my 289 what do u gap plugs at

Asked by: czywolf
The gap should be .035.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2018-07-03

I Have1969 mustang Mach 1 351 W all original engine will be first modifiction can I use original yellow top coil or do I have to change

Asked by: MM54
I would recommend upgrading the coil.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2018-06-29

What is the difference between the Pertronics Electronic Ignitions Single point V-8 kit and the Pertonics Electronic Ignition Ignitor II kit? My '68 is a C-code 289.

Asked by: Steve in S A
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 Pertronix Ignitor II Features: - Adaptive dwell maintains peak energy throughout the entire RPM range, reducing misfires while improving engine performance - Peak current level is reached just prior to spark for maximum energy without the heat build-up - Adjusts spark timing at higher RPMs to compensate for the inherent electronic delay - Senses start-up and develops more energy for quicker, easier starting - Built in reverse polarity and over current protection shuts off system, preventing damage - 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)
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2018-06-16
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