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indyphil
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posted 12-12-2002 08:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It seems crane cams are going to be selling a Pertronix style "under the cap" ignition system, looks pretty fab with a rev limiter built in. There is no price set for it yet.

Pertronix is supposed to be sending me an Ignitor II as an upgrade from my broken Ignitor unit. I had to shell out extra money though. I will be interested to see the price of the crane unit when it comes out.

I am having trouble and seem to be getting about 11-12 volts to my coil which is burning my points up, although at times I have measured 6 volts, Its intermittant and is giving me a headache trying to find the problem. The pink resistor wire runs from the ignition switch into a bundle of wires and up into the dash, I lose it before its supposed to join up with the wire that leads to the coil. I cant understand why it would give me almost battery voltage. Anyway if i get my Ignitor II soon it wont matter.

I dont have anything against pertronix (although I do think that points are a pain in the @$$) but I just wanted to make sure everybody knew about the Crane unit so when its on the market they could make an informed buying decision.

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Fastymz
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posted 12-12-2002 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum12/HTML/004064.html

Read that post it might help.
I had to do it over I'd go with the crane.But the best would be to do the duraspark unit.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-12-2002 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just saw that unit this morning in the latest Popular Hot Rodding.

They have info about it on their web site:

http://www.cranecams.com/ignition/xri.htm

Summit has them listed for $66, but they are under backorder.

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Fastymz
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posted 12-12-2002 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also bypassed my resistor wire.Now I get full volts all the time to the coil.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-12-2002 08:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the fact they don't use a shuttlewheel. That's what keeps disintergrating on the Petronix on Mike's car.

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posted 12-12-2002 08:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
I like the fact they don't use a shuttlewheel. That's what keeps disintergrating on the Petronix on Mike's car.


And it has a built in rev liminter.Thats cool it dose look like a better unit.For less money too.

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