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Old 02-20-2013, 12:36 AM   #11
chasbmw
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A booster reduces the service time on points, but retains the mechanical AR, which by now may be giving less than ideal results. The Dyna 111 replaces the points with an electronic switch, but retains the AR unit.

A proper electronic ignition replaces the whole lot, and can have a choice of ignition curves. The Boyer curve is designed to reduce pinging and help tickover.

Various choices from Boyer, Sachse, Silent Hektik. Boyer is probably the easiest available in the US. Alternator mounted ignitions can retain points as a back up.

Points or electronic,, it's a bit of a philosophical question, some people swing one way, some the other.
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