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convert to Pertronix Ignition? 1 month 6 days ago #142789

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I would like to convert my 1963 short shaft Homelite to Pertronix ignition. Others may have done this already. Could anybody help me out with part numbers?

Greg Anderson
Monona, WI

PS: haven't been on this site for years. Getting revved up with my Homelites again!!

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convert to Pertronix Ignition? 1 month 4 days ago #142796

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Don't know about Homelite, but I did this on my Mercruiser 165 (basically a GM 250 6 cylinder inline) and it made a dramatic difference. Engine runs smoother, starts easier, and I only have to set the dwell. However, the only problem I ran into was with the coil. When I bought the ignition module, they recommended a specific coil. It did not work properly with my engine. When I re-installed the original coil it ran fine

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convert to Pertronix Ignition? 1 month 2 days ago #142822

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Got my answer from a very reliable source (Bill Roberts). Pertronix Part #1545. I have not installed yet but sure it will work.

Greg Anderson

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convert to Pertronix Ignition? 2 weeks 3 days ago #142953

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Got it installed and it works perfectly! Was all set to have to reset the timing. The motor started right up, idled smoothly as could be. Checked timing and it was perfect at 8* BTDC. Thank you Bill!

Greg Anderson
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convert to Pertronix Ignition? 2 weeks 3 days ago #142956

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Bravo.

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Peter D. Eikenberry
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convert to Pertronix Ignition? 1 week 6 days ago #142976

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Welcome.
Yes, I think the pertronix is a must have for these engines. Stable idle, instant starts, smooth cruise. Doesn't add power, just helps her start and run efficiently.
I sold all my factory tooling and parts.

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