Ignition Units

Pertronix Ignitor® Electronic Ignition

For over thirty years, the Ignitor has proven itself in applications ranging from race cars to tractors. The Ignitor replaces breaker points and troublesome factory transistor switching units with a dependable, self contained and maintenance free electronic ignition system. The Ignitor has been called the “stealth” ignition because of its quick installation and nearly undetectable presence under your distributor cap. There is no “black-box” to clutter the engine compartment. Compatible with all Mercedes-Benz ignition coils. We also offer the Ignitor Flame-Thrower 40,000 volt ignition coil.
$119 plus S&H for most MBs

Crane® XR-700 Breakerless Ignition System

The Crane XR-700 uses non-mechanical means to trigger the ignition coil. The points and condenser are replaced by an optical pick-up and a “shutter” wheel attached to the distributor shaft. The system uses a light emitting diode (LED), shining a beam of light at a photocell immediately opposite. The shutter wheel has the same number of evenly spaced slots as engine cylinders, and is fixed to the distributor shaft by self-centering spring clip. As the wheel rotates, the slots pass over the photocell, allowing it to “see” the LED, and in conjunction with the ignition module, signal the ignition coil to fire. There are no points to wear out, no condenser to short out and no expensive transistor switching unit! Also, if the distributor shaft is worn, it will have negligible effect, as the shutter wheel is still wide enough to compensate, regardless of the shaft’s orbit. Because there are no mechanical parts to wear out with the Crane XR-700 installed, you will never again have to adjust your timing or dwell!
$119 plus S&H for most MBs