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Old 03-21-2012, 12:36 PM
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www.hot-spark.com is an option that may be more affordable.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:01 PM
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I was intending to do the EI conversion before figuring out that I have EI from the factory.

But my 91 PS has the screw down distributer cap, and skidim lists the Mallory EI kit, so that was what I was going with.

In all the reading I did, if the EI kit you buy lists "use ballast resistor", the NAPA IC64SB I listed does not require it. Its about $30.

The way I understand it, the coil is the one being protected by the ballast resistor, not the EI kit. So by buying the non - BR coil, you are covered from frying the old coil.

PS - Check amazon for EI kits, they are pretty cheap compared to everywhere else.

YMMV.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:41 PM
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The ballast protects the points from getting too much voltage which causes them to arc and burn out.

I've been running a Pretronix Ignitor II for 8 years with an accell coil and was specifically told to remove the ballast.

Good luck! The Ignitor II was the best cheap upgrade I ever did!

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Old 03-25-2012, 01:23 PM
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thanks for your post Matt L i am looking at the igniter II also .but was wondering how long anybody has used one .8 years sounds good to me . i'll be buying it and giveing it a go .cheers

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The ballast protects the points from getting too much voltage which causes them to arc and burn out.

I've been running a Pretronix Ignitor II for 8 years with an accell coil and was specifically told to remove the ballast.

Good luck! The Ignitor II was the best cheap upgrade I ever did!

Matt
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