my name is Stefan and this is my first post in this forum. I´m from germany and very happy to own and drive a 1963 Fleetwood 60 Special in a very nice condition. It has been delivered by Cadillac Switzerland in 1963 to a 5* hotel in Portugal and was used as a VIP shuttle for guests.
A lot of technical issues have already been resolved , but there are still some ToDo´s on my list. I am very happy to have found this forum and looking forward to lots of good conversations and infos.
So my actual ToDo is an ignition upgrade to a Pertronix ignition.
Engine is the original 390cui with the stock Carter carburetor and ca. 52.000mls of total mileage.
My question is:
Do you have any recommendations for a Pertronix ingition? I, II or III ? with/without Lobe Sensor?
Will the Pertronix I be completely sufficent, or do you recommend e.g. the II?
Thank you in advance for your help!
Grats on a 63 purchase, you wont be disappointed. I recommend #3 as it offers the best protection and ease of installation.
Running the points is also just fine. I have the #2 on a 63 sedan and points on a 63 series 60. Both run just fine.
The II or III is what I recommend The I has the weakness of failing if you leave the key on without it running. The II and III do not have this problem ,they also have adaptive dwell and sense cranking speed and retard the timing slightly only when cranking over to aid hot starting. The III has multispark which can make for a smoother idle.
I'm running the II and added the Flamethrower coil as well and have been very happy with it. There are details on each and installation tips under the Help tab In the header above.