Back in the sizzling ’60s, the only thing better for performance than a fresh set of points in your distributor was two sets of points. Likewise, the only bigger headache for maintenance than a points-type distributor was a dual-point distributor. Double the feeler-gauge fumbling, cost of replacements, and number of contact points to burn.

Factories began offering transistorized ignitions in the early ’60s but, for the man on the street, an aftermarket dual-point was the way to go. A few top-option engines even came factory-equipped with dual-points. But in the ’70s, the push was on to scrap points altogether and go with an electronic trigger.

Perhaps the most popular electronic conversion is the Ignitor from Pertronix. It hides in the distributor and there’s no “black box” to attach. The only way to distinguish it from an original is that it has two leads running into the distributor (one black, one red) instead of the single black lead used by the stockers. If you really want to get nit-picky, the grommet where the wires enter the distributor is longer than the stocker too. But if that bothers you, you could slip a length of black heat-shrink tubing over the two wires and create the appearance of just one wire.

Pertronix has just released this new Ignitor that replaces both sets of points in the Mopar dual-point distributor. Like all Pertronix products, installation is straightforward, and the end result is easier starting, smoother operation, and—hallelujah!—no more points to jack with.

SOURCE
Pertronix
440 E. Arrow Hwy.
San Dimas
CA  91773
800-827-3758
www.pertronix.com