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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-28-2005, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all,

i am wondering if i could swap the mechanical distributor for a magnetto on my 1974 M115 Merc? i need to do away with the Coil and contact points which are giving me problems.
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RE: magnetto distributor

just do away with the points by geting a Pertronix kit from summitracing.com About 70 bucks and all your problems will be solved.

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RE: magnetto distributor

I agree - the points & condenser are usually the parts that cause all the trouble and require the most cleaning/adjustment, while the coil is pretty trouble-free.

As long as you don't have any timing variations from a worn distributor shaft, the Pertronix kit is a great product. I've used it on several motorcycles, and it's always worked perfectly.

On my Benz, the previous owner elected to replace the entire distributor with a Mallory electronic unit, but I think his original distributor shaft was worn out, so a Pertronix kit alone wouldn't have worked for him.

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