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105372 - Pertronix - PerTronix Breakerless Ignition - Cast Iron Distributors

This product is specific to particular car models. Please check fitment for your car before buying.

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    Product Description

    PerTronix has designed an economical update for your vintage Volvo to change your ignition distributor to electronic instead of mechanical (no more points and condenser). The small, self contained unit fits inside the distributor with a simple two-wire connection to the coil. It provides strong spark throughout the entire RPM range and years of maintenance free performance.

    The Ignitor system operates magnetically with no moving parts to wear out. If the point lobes are worn on your distributor you can salvage it by installing this system.

    We have kits to fit most all B18 & B20 distributors.

    Disclaimer: Performance products sold by IPD have not been tested or approved by any international, federal or local governing agency for street use, thus are designated for non-road or race track use only. Although every effort is made to maintain or improve upon the emissions standards and safety of your Volvo, some of our products may not be legal for street use in your region. IPD makes no claim of fitness or certification for such use and leave it up to you to research the laws of your region.

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    Unless you bought your classic Volvo brand new and know its full history, there's a good chance the distributor has been changed or modified. Our breakerless ignition kits are matched to the distributor number, eliminating possible mis-orders for cars that are not wearing their original distributors.

    To help us identify the proper kit for your specific car, please check your Bosch distributor part number. On early distributors this number will be found on an oval tag riveted to the distributor body. On later distributors the number is simply stamped on the body (see picture).

    This kit fits distributor numbers: 

    001 (cast iron)
    002 (JFR4 cast iron)
    003 (JFR4 cast iron)
    009 (cast iron)

    *Sample distributor images shown above

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    About Pertronix

    Pertronix was founded in 1962 as Per-Lux, and was known for being primarily a manufacturer of driving and fog lights for the heavy-duty market (big rig trucks). In the early 70's, they came up with the idea of an electronic ignition system that would replace the points and condenser in distributors. After patenting the product, Per-Lux started manufacturing the Ignitor®. The product gained wide acceptance with fleet shops who came to realize the dramatic improvement in reliability and reduced maintenance cost whether they were responsible for delivery trucks, school buses or generator/industrial engines. Only a few automotive applications were available in those early years, but automotive enthusiasts began using the Ignitor for the superior performance it offered. Utilizing the Ignitor technology, a complete electronic distributor was developed in 1985 and supplied to Wis-Con, a major original equipment engine manufacturer.

    Their name changed in 1991 to PerTronix, and it signaled the company's total commitment to the ignition business. With the tremendous growth of the performance industry in the 90's, PerTronix began to shift their emphasis to their automotive products. 

    PerTronix has greatly expanded their ignition offering over the years including the addition of the Ignitor II and Ignitor III micro controller points and HEI replacement systems for the increased high RPM performance, Flame-Thrower HEI and Billet Plug and Play Distributors including marine applications, "Stock Look" distributors for many domestic and foreign applications, over twenty new coil applications, hundreds of wire set applications, Second Strike® ignition box, Digital Rev Limiter.


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