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On the same '72 Audi that provided my unplanned 1978 vacation stop in Knoxville, I actually had the coil fail two years later, during a snowstorm, on a trip to the Eastern Shore. Can't blame that one on the points though.

The under-battery location of the transistor-box on my '72 Mercedes 250 hybrid point-ignition used to concern me a bit. I even got hold of a used transistor-box to carry as a spare since I heard those were very expensive. But in 14 years, I never had any trouble with it, except for needing to change or adjust the points every now & then. That system did make the point's contacts last a lot longer.

Happy Motoring, Mark
Yes with that type of system there is virtually no current flowing through the points, so they could last forever .

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