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The first thing I would like to do if I end up bying a pre-75 Cougar is to convert from points. I`ve done GM(very easy),and Chrysler(a little harder),but never a Ford. I`d be looking to do a factory setup with the large distributor cap(`77 And up),and the control box that mounts on the inner fender,not aftermarket. Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the procedure,and the control box color codes pertaining to engine size?
 

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I just did the Pertronix conversion and I'm very happy. This first system is about $70 plus a low ohm coil which from Pertronix is $30 so figure $100 and it still looks very stock. The Pertronix II is about $100. I'd guess it took 15-30 minutes to install.

http://www.pertronix.com/

Sorry I can't help with a late model conversion.
 

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The Petronix conversion is well worth the money. You really don't have to buy the Petronix coil, a stock one is just as good. Unless it's fairly old. Thinking about the Petronix II conversion now since i put the first one in about two years ago.:)
 

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What is th difference between petronix and petronixII ? besides the price...:)
 

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Ignitor II From their webpage:

PerTronix’s lineup of electronic ignition products grows again with the introduction of the Ignitor II for most automotive, marine, industrial and agricultural applications.

The Ignitor II uses a powerful micro controller with adaptive dwell algorithms resulting in the following features and benefits:

· The Ignitor II senses current levels in the coil and adjusts the dwell to maintain peak energy throughout the entire RPM range. Dwell time is increased or decreased with changing engine RPM and operating conditions. This provides more energy at high RPM reducing misfires while improving engine performance.

· Compared to point type systems, develops on average 4 times more available energy between 3000 and 5000 RPM and 2 times more available plug voltage.

· Compared to the original Ignitor develops an average 3 times more available energy between 3000 and 5000 RPM and nearly doubles available plug voltage.

· Higher RPM performance is improved when used with new Flame-Throwerâ II super low resistance (0.6 ohms) 45,000 volt coil, however, is compatible with any induction coil.

· Because peak current level is reached just prior to spark, ignition energy is sustained with less heat build-up increasing coil and module life.

· Adjusts spark timing over the entire RPM range to compensate for the inherent electronic delay resulting in more stable timing.

· Senses engine startup and increases dwell time providing more energy for starting sparks.

· Senses incorrectly wired Ignitor II or a “key left on” condition and shuts down the system protecting the coil and other components from damage.

· Shares all the same form features as the Ignitor i.e. electronics molded in epoxy for better foul weather performance, no moving or rubbing parts to wear out, fits entirely inside the distributor, no “black box” to clutter your engine compartment, no complicated wiring makes installation easy, compatible with 12-volt negative ground systems and comes with a 30 month warranty.

· California Air Resources Board E.O. #D-57-8, legal in all 50 states and Canada.
 
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