Pertronix Ignition

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canada karl
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Pertronix Ignition

Post by canada karl » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:50 pm

I have acquired a 77 530i with a pertronix ignition set up in the distributor. Can I swap that distributor into a 76 530i without any issues by simply pulling it out and dropping it into the 76?
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Re: Pertronix Ignition

Post by Lock » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:55 am

When I was looking into Pertronix a while ago the instructions said they're just 'plug and play' for an existing car, so I don't see why not. No changes to the coil, ballast resistors or anything. But someone who has installed one would know for sure.
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