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VW Type IV Engine - Electronic Ignition

The Pertronix 009 EI Mechanical Advance Distributor was not meant for a VW Type IV engine... only the Type I! The advance curve is a bit more drawn out compared to the advance curve that one would normally use on the Type IV. You would have normally had a sharper, more abrupt curve due to the weight of the VW Bus etc. With that said you can certainly use it as it has been used in the past. The timing though has to be set quite advanced though. Usually you have to run the timing at about 32-36 degrees before Top Dead Centre(TDC) on the Type IV engine. Normally the Type IV engine would have used a Bosch 050 Mechanical Advance Distributor which is no longer available. Pertronix has not yet designed an 050 style distributor for a Type IV engine.

Should you choose to go with this set up you must run the ACC-C10-5842 (3ohm)Flame Thrower Coils but Pertronix does not make wires for the set up...so you will have to use a set of Bosch Premium Spark Plug Wires, part number BOS-09171.

Having said all that, there is one major drawback with using the Pertronix 009 distributor... there is only a single EI Ignitor which can be problem for an aircraft engine! This is the same problem with a Mallory Unilite(single EI) Distributor for a VW/Porsche Type IV Engine! Should have dual EI processors or Dual Points to solve the problem. Now if the single EI craps out... what do you have left... at least with single points you will know ahead of time if the is going to be a problem, better start looking for a place to land!

To solve this problem... after some research I discovered that a Pertronix Billet Distributor(#D186810) can be used by adding an extra Ignitor I processor(D500706) specific to the Billet distributor giving dual ignition! The advance curve can be simply adjusted to your need!

BTW... the Pertronix ACC-C10-5842 (3ohm)Flame Thrower Coils can be used with the Ignitor I processor! In the future the Ignitors can be upgraded to the Ignitor II along with the respective 45V coils!
 
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January 18, 2013
VW Type IV Ignition Parts - Bosch Premium Wires, Pertonix 009 EI Special Distributor, and matching Pertronix Flame Thrower 40V Coil.

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January 18, 2013
Pertonix 009 EI Special Distributor, and matching Pertronix Flame Thrower 40V Coil.

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January 18, 2013
Bosch Premium Spark Plug Wires -#09171.

 
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Sept 23, 2013
Pair of Pertronix Flame Thrower 40V Coils - #PRT40501... MSD Coil Clamps!

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Sept 23, 2013
MSD-Coil Selector - #8210 and Coil Wires - Taylor Cable #45409 required for the coil selector! Coil Selector $10 on eBay... used by NASCAR. Regular price is $75!

 
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October 5, 2013
Pair of Pertronix Flame Thrower 40V Coils - #PRT40501... MSD Coil Selector!

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October 5, 2013
MSD - Vibration Dampers #8800!

 
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October 5, 2013
Dual Ignition Coil Module mounted on 1/8" 6061 T6 aluminum - front view showing the 2 Pertronix Flamethrower 40V Coils, the MSD Coil Selector and wiring!

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October 5, 2013
Dual Ignition Coil Module - side view showing the 1/8" plate and vibration mounts!

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October 5, 2013
Dual Ignition Coil Module - bottom view showing the vibration mounts!

 
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May 19, 2014
Pertronix Billet Distributor - #D186810 This distributor is special for a VW Type I or for VW/Porsche Type IV engines. Has an adjustable advance curve and can be adjusted to your timing needs!

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May 19, 2014
Pertronix Billet Distributor - #D186810 and custom clamp!

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May 19, 2014
Pertronix Billet Distributor Ignitior I Processor - #D500706 special for Billet Distributor! Add to billet distributor for dual electronic ignition!

 
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May 15, 2015
New modified adaptor plate for 2 Ignitor modules - duel ignition now! 0.090 6016 T6 Aluminum!

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May 15, 2015
New modified adaptor plate with 2 - Ignitor I processors(#D500706)... dual ignition now!

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May 15, 2015
Pertronix Billet Distributor with 2 - Ignitor I processors(#D500706)... duel ignition now!

 

 
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May 15, 2015
New modified adaptor plate for 2 Ignitor modules - duel ignition now! 0.090 6016 T6 Aluminum!

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May 15, 2015
New modified adaptor plate with 2 - Ignitor I processors(#D500706)... dual ignition now!

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May 15, 2015
Pertronix Billet Distributor with 2 - Ignitor I processors(#D500706)... duel ignition now!

 
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