just thought id share a little more info i gained whilst getting the car tuned the other day... like me a few of you running points ignition may well have been told its a good idea to change over to electronic? i was told that obviously theres no maintainance with electronic, better fuel consumption, better starting, better spark, all sorts of wonderfull things
i tried this recently but as the bosch electronic system i tried had faults i swapped back to the points system during the tuning session...so here are some good reasons not to worry if your running a points system.
electronic is a fairly new thing and only coming in to play in the 80's, points systems were running long before that and worked perfectly well... the only reason electronic took over are for the benefits of low maintainance and better performance on higher revving engines.
secondly if a points system is well maintained then there's no difference in spark , starting and fuel consumption compared to electronic.
the only problems arise when there's wear at the points, this is when poor starting can occure, fuel consumption can go up as wear at the points alters the gap, therefore the spark happens later, retarding the timing slightly!
on the plus side a points system is far simpler and any problems can often be sorted out at the road side by even the most ameture of DIY ers. when an electronic system fails thats it, theres no way to fix it unless your carrying a spare coil and dizzy...
has anyone got any experience of this? id be interested to know if am missing anything? obviously theres points bounce at high rev's to be aware of but mine never really goes past 6 so am not worried about that...