3. Can any who have had the Pertronix in their cars for a while give any feedback on reliabiity/longevity or performance?
I bought my Sprint about 7 years ago and it was already fitted with an electronic ignition system. I later learned that it was a Petronix Ignitor. It hasn't put a foot wrong in all that time, good strong ignition system constantly providing easy starting. BUT
(there's always one of those, eh?) the car is on Historic rego and consequently, doesn't get a lot of miles put on it. Also, if I have had it for 7 years, and I have no record of when it was installed in the previous owners records that came with the car, then its obviously quite old. I cannot comment on the quality of anything newer from Petronix, sorry, just my experience.
All feedback is good feedback... I should go back and check if a lot of the negative web comments are recent - I didn't take much notice of the posting dates, but people seem to either love the Pertronix or hate them - very little middle ground...I wonder whether a lot of the negative stuff is more related to botched installations with incorrect coils and old wiring...
Good to hear you are happy with your Sprint - I can't wait to get mine back on the road.
The guys at Shannons seem to think there are less than 100 Sprints still rolling in Oz...so between you, me and 21 other guys at TCCV, we own around 23% of the remaining fleet...Be interested to try and find out how many are actually still driveable...