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Pertronix 71181

Ignitor III Ignition 1957-74 Delco V8 Distributors

Pertronix 71181


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Pertronix 71181 Ignitor III Ignition 1957-74 Delco V8 Distributors $125.99
Ignitor III Ignition
  • 1957-74 Delco V8 Distributors
  • Single Point
  • Carb Approved D-57-22

  • Pertronix 71181 Details

    Delco Distributors

  • 1957-59 AMC V8, All Models
  • 1963-74 AMC V8, All Models
  • 1957-74 Buick V8, All Models
  • 1956-74 Cadillac V8, All Models
  • 1964-74 Checker V8, All Models
  • 1957-74 Chevy V8, All Models
  • 1957-74 GMC Truck V8, All Models
  • 1966-74 Jeep 304, 401ci Engines
  • 1956-74 Oldsmobile V8, All Models
  • 1957-74 Pontiac V8, All Models
  • 1960-61 Studebaker Lark & Regal V8
  • 1965-66 Studebaker V8, All Models

    Legal in all 50 states and Canada. (C.A.R.B. E.O. #D-57-22)

  • Specifications:

    12 volts
    Advance Type
    Vacuum and mechanical
    CARB EO Number
    D-57-22 (pdf)
    Conversion Kit Trigger Style
    Hall effect
    Sold as a kit
    Rev Limiter
    Title (Custom)
    PerTronix 71181 Ignitor III Adaptive Dwell Control Multiple Spark 8 cyl
    Manufacturer's Part Number:

    Ignition Box Performance Without the Box!

    The Pertronix Ignitor III is the most advanced points replacement kit yet. It is literally an ignition box inside your distributor. It features multiple sparks throughout the entire RPM range and a high resolution REV limiter accurate to +/- 50 RPM which is set by the user. The Ignitor III module generates 5 times more spark than points. This of course means more spark energy creating more horsepower and better mileage.


    • Adaptive dwell maintains peak energy throughout the entire RPM range, reducing misfires while improving engine performance
    • Peak current level is reached just prior to spark for maximum energy without the heat build-up, increasing coil performance and module reliability
    • Adjusts spark timing at higher RPMs to compensate for the inherent electronic delay
    • Senses startup and develops more energy for quicker, easier starting
    • Senses crank orientation from either the distributor cam lobe or a PerTronix magnet sleeve
    • Thermal clad surface mount construction for high performance reliability
    • Memory safe function for user settings
    • LED user feedback for rev limit confirmation
    • Built-in reverse polarity and over current protection shuts down the system, preventing component damage
    • Legal in all 50 states and Canada (C.A.R.B. E.O. #D-57-8)
    • Multiple sparks throughout the entire RPM range
    • Integrated digital REV limiter
    • Adaptive dwell maintains peak energy
    • Built-in protection for key left on condition
    • Memory safe function stores settings

    71181 - Pertronix Ignitor III Kits is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple Very simple to install and program, although I wouldn't recommend trying to do it without removing the distributor because of the very small screws. A great part for an old hot rod that I want to keep looking just like it did forty years ago.
    Date published: 2016-08-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super easy installation. Even with removing the distributer (recommended) it only took about 30 min to install. Car fired right up and run very smooth.
    Date published: 2016-04-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable! I've been running Pertronix in my 52 truck for 13 years with no issue. We just bought the 60 Buick and Pertronix 3 was one of our first upgrades. Fires right up, runs strongly, and no points to set. A non-issue for most Jegs' customers, with the Buick distributor in the back don't plan on removing old wire & grommet and installing new without removing the distributor. So much easier to do it on the bench.
    Date published: 2015-12-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I installed this product in less than a couple hours. Easy instructions, easy install, and noticeable difference in performance.
    Date published: 2015-06-18
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from lasted 15 minutes I installed it it started up and ran went around the block came back and before I got back it died would not start back I had to put the points back in i called Jegs told me to send it to them and they issued me a refund .
    Date published: 2014-11-01
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    will this work for a 1974 Mercedes 450sl

    Asked by: rake
    No, they do not offer a unit for your application.
    Answered by: Rusty B
    Date published: 2018-03-06

    Will this work for a 396 big block Chevy with 12.1 compression, solid lift cam 1050 cfm carb

    Asked by: Dirtybolt
    This will work if you have the original points type distributor.
    Answered by: Jon Jegs Tech
    Date published: 2018-01-29
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