NEW Pertronix Ignitor III SVDA Distributor

This is the very BEST OF THE BEST in SVDA style distributors available by Pertronix.  For your stock carbed VW, or your high performance beast, these will provide the smoothest in performance, reliability, and mileage from a cast stock style distribbutor.


- Multiple sparks
- Digital programmable rev-limiter
- Adaptive dwell
- Circuit protection against accidentally hooking up incorrectly

This is an SVDA style distributor, combining both vacuum and mechanical advance features.  Best yet, it already comes complete with the Pertronix Ignitor III electronic ignition system pre-installed!

The ignitor III features a variable dwell which maintains peak energy throughout the entire RPM range, reducing misfires while improving engine performance.  It develops an average of 4 times more available energy between 3000 and 5000 RPM. and double the available spark plug voltage.  Adjusts spark timing at higher RPM's to comensate for the enherent electronic delay.  Senses startup and develops more energy for quicker, easier starting.  The multiple sparks provide performance normally only provided by a much higher priced product. Built in digital rev-limiter can be programmed very simply with a 9 volt battery to proctect your engine against accidentally over-revving when you miss a shift, are in the water box at the track, or racing your buddy.  Probably the best and most practical feature:  If you accidentally hook it up backwards, it protects the components inside from failure.

We recommend matching with a Pertronix 0.32 ohm ULTRA LOW RESISTANCE coil for best operation. 

Our favorite choice for many street-driven engines.

NOTE:  Since this unit already has multiple spark capability, it is NOT compatible with other multi-spark units, such as MSD, etc.

This performance distributor WILL not work properly with "solid core" type ignition wires, which produce RFI (radio frequency interference). RFI (aka EMI... electro-magnetic interference) can interfere with newer electronic components such as radios, phones, etc.  Solid core spark plug wires were commonly used on older vintage cars.  We recommend checking your spark plug wire type before ordering, or installing Pertronix spark plug wires as well, to complete your ignition upgrade.  If you would like to retain your solid core type wires, we recommend using only the Ignitor 1 product.  

This distributor was designed for Type 1 engines, but will also work well on the Type 4.  However, if spark plug wires are ordered with it, they will not fit Type 4's.  Those only fit the type 1’s.   See our TechTV videos online to help with tips and tricks for installing at

NEW Pertronix Ignitor III SVDA Distributor
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  • Item #: D7182504
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Price $279.95

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