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Replace Tractor Points With Electronic Ignition
Converting to an electronic breakerless ignition system is a simple option for owners of old tractors with points and condensers. It improves fuel economy and makes starting easier.
  “It only takes 15 to 30 min. to install,” says Gary Catron, president of CBS Performance Automotive, which is a distributor of Ignitor® Electronic Ignition systems (www.pertronix.com). Remove the points and condenser, install the Ignitor module, push the Ignitor’s magnetic sleeve on the distributor’s cam lobes, and connect the module wires to the coil.
  CBS sells systems for Deere 2-cylinder and older 4-cylinder tractors for $79. Ignitor systems for some unique tractors run slightly higher. It’s not required, but customers often change the coil ($39) when they upgrade to the electronic ignition.
  “I get feedback that they are getting 10 to 15 percent gas savings,” Catron says. Tractor pullers install the electronic ignition to get more horsepower and torque, and the Ignitor extends spark plug life.
  Best of all, there are no points that require constant tune-up. Ignitor has rotating cobalt magnets and a 1/4-degree timing accuracy from zero to 15,000 rpm’s. It’s encapsulated and protected from moisture, dirt and dust.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, CBS Performance Automotive, 52 Co. Rd. 5, Divide, Colo. 80814 (ph 800 685-1492).

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2012 - Volume #36, Issue #4