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    Posted: 21 Nov. 2005 at 7:49pm
I want to put electronic ignition on my CJ2a. The engine is stock, it still has a 6 volt generator. I need some recommendations.
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I've cleaned the points and set the gap correctly, the engine runs fine. I want something better. Thanks for your help.
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Haven't heard a single thing bad about them. people who use it are happy with the performance. There was someone in upstate CT supplying the correct Pertronics for the L head but I lost the address.

http://www.vintageperformance.com/retrorockets/ignitor.htm



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lots of discussion about the merits or lack there of on a vehicle of this vintage on numerous Jeep sites.  Personally I put one in mine 4 years ago and instead of carrying points as a back-up, I bought another unit.   
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.........and I've had the same points in mine for well over 4 years and see no need for a backup.  BW
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like I said lots of opinions on the merits or lack there of.  I carry a spare because I move my vehicle about 200 miles away from home in the summer.  I also carry a spare water pump, fuel pump, fan belt, and spark plugs.  Back at home I have another starter (rebuilt), original radiator (not rebuilt but doesn't leak), manifold, etc etc lots of stuff.  Guess I may be a little over the top but what the heck, I can always sell the stuff on EBAY

to each his own on spare parts.  when I had the points I always made sure I had a spare of everything in the distributor.  They may have been used, but they worked.  I hate being "out of the water".

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Jeff,

Very interested in putting one in. I remember someone in CT selling sets for the L-134 but lost the e-mail address. Where did you get yours?

Do you select by distrib. number or are all the sets the same for the 4-L134 engine/Autolite. They don't seem to go back in years in their ads.

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If I remember correctly, I ended up calling Pertronix directly.  I do think you need the info off of your distributor.  If unavailable (tag missing), and it is original, they should be able to help.  If not let me know and I will get the model off of the one they sent me. 

http://www.pertronix.com/

  Being a Yankee I ended up calling around to get the best price.  I think it came out of upper state New York (?)

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jp magazine hada a big write up on the ele ing. it seemed like a good idea to me. i was thinking  about it.
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OK, Found the site where other 2A owners had bought the conversion. It's in Norfolk CT and he IS familiar with CJ2A distributers.

http://www.vintageperformance.com/retrorockets/index.htm

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