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Do our cars have transistorized ignition?
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It was an option in '66 but I haven't seen that many with it.

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Of my car has a mechanical vr, is it safe to assume I do not have a trans. Ignition?
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The reason why I'm asking is the mechanical voltage. Reg. That I'm looking at, at Macs says not to be used with transistorized ignition, now I plan to go pertronix, is that considered transistorized, if it is, I will get an electronic voltage regulator.
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Yes, the Pertonix is considered "transistorized". You either have a set of mechanical points inside the distributor or some type of electronic module.
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So, if I'm planning on getting a pertronix system I will need an electronic voltage regulator, a mechanical one will not work with the pertronix system?
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You do not need a sold state VR. The transistorized ignition in '66 was a very crude system and used many different parts. It has nothing in common with the Pertronix ignition system.

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If you feel more comfortable getting the solid state VR then that's what you should get. Either one will work. The difference in price is probably about $15. Solid state is usually more reliable than the old points type regulator.

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