Compu-fire Dis-ix ignition system

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  1. Irma 77 Bay

    Irma 77 Bay New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm interested in upgrading to the Compu-fire Dis-ix distributorless igntion system.

    Is anyone currenlty running this set up in their van or has anyone herd anything about this set up, pros and cons.

    Thanks
    Paul
     
  2. spottydotty

    spottydotty New Member

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    I put this system on my 1975 1800, it runs perfectly.
    You need a 009 dissy.
    It hasn't hesitated to start each and every time for me.
    Cold start, hot start it doesn't seem to mater.
    Good luck if you go down that road.

    Cheers Neil:)
     
  3. leithbro

    leithbro Member

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    I went with the pertronix system... really impressed. 1000% better than running points.
     
  4. Irma 77 Bay

    Irma 77 Bay New Member

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    Thanks Neil,

    how long have you been running the system for, did you mount the coils verticle or horizonatal and where? I'm keen on the system, but I'm worried that I might get stuck down some track somewhere. What about the dizzy, where did you set the timming, what total advance are you running.

    Sorry for all the questions, I want to DIY it, but not sure on the set up.

    Paul
     
  5. Irma 77 Bay

    Irma 77 Bay New Member

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    Thanks Mark,

    How long have you been running the petronix system for, any hassels? What type of dizzy are you using?

    Paul
     
  6. leithbro

    leithbro Member

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    been running for about 5 months. Drops straight in, no hassles.

    http://forums.kombiclub.com/showthread.php?t=22233&highlight=pertronix

    should explain a bit more. Probably the biggest advantage of the pertronix is no modifications, so you can still carry a set of points if everything went pear shape to get you out of trouble.
     
  7. spottydotty

    spottydotty New Member

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    I was very fortunate in that I haven't even set the timing yet.
    The whole thing just droped straight into the dizzy, after I removed the points.
    The coil pack I mounted as you hold it in your hand onto a plate of aluminium as a bracket, and placed that on the fan housing just above the fan, I can take a photo if you would like. There is a thread on this site that sombody did, and it explains this set up really well, you might try find it. It will help you a lot.

    Cheers Neil
     
  8. KahunaKombi

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  9. The Dub Driver (Byronbug)

    The Dub Driver (Byronbug) Well-Known Member

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    I have a Billit pertonix distributor in both M & Eva...you feel & notice the difference in running as soon as you fit them.
     
  10. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    From my experience the timing on a 009 would be 8/9 degrees BTDC (advances to 28 when close to peak revs) so no need to change it with an electronic system - I use a Compufire also and timing stayed the same.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2010
  11. Irma 77 Bay

    Irma 77 Bay New Member

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    Thanks to all the replies,

    I'm now looking at the Mallory Unilite distributor as another option.

    Decisons, decisons.
     
  12. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Look at too many and get too confused :)
     
  13. Carter

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    i'm running full pertronix ignition system. 40,000v dizzy, 8mm plug wires and a pertronix vac advance dizzy with thier elc ign. it's pretty sweet
     
  14. tar76

    tar76 New Member

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    did you have to make any changes at all to run the actual dizzy? I'm thinking of changing my bus dizzy over to petronix and just wondering if it's just a simple fit. I'm running a 1916 with twin dells and was hoping the dizzy would work well with this combo?
     
  15. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Shouldn't be any changes needed Tar - just have timing to adjust once it is all in
     
  16. Carter

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    Drop in and go mate
     
  17. Carter

    Carter Member

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    Just make sure you don't fit the dizzy 180 degrees out or something silly like that haha
     

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