lectric limited vs MH breakerless ignition

Discussion in 'High Tech for Old Iron' started by robert v, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. robert v

    robert v Well-Known Member


    I'd like to convert my ignition from points to a breakerless ignition system.
    I've researched several brands on the internet. (Pertronix, Lectric limited and MH Electric)
    Does anyone know if MH Electric or Lectric limited is the original patent holder for the SE breakerless ignition system. Both companies advertise a similar product.

  2. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    Lectric limited is the patent holder on the SE breakerless system, M&H just re-sells it.
  3. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Platinum Level Contributor

    Robert -- let us know how the upgrade works out - lectric seems to get solid reviews
  4. bigce1972

    bigce1972 Well-Known Member

    I put the Lectric SE conversion kit into my '72 last year and it has worked great. I've had zero problems and it was a very easy installation (30 minutes) with distributer left in. So far so good! I recommend.
  5. 70skylark350

    70skylark350 Well-Known Member

    XR-I was a very simple install as well in mine, at a fraction of the cost of the lectric limited.
  6. ToddsGS

    ToddsGS Founders Club Member

    I sell the Lectric Limited Brand (As well as all the other Products if needed) and I've had ZERO problems with them. If anyone is considering the Lectric Limited Brand I say go for it.

    A couple other nice features . . .

    You use all the factory wiring. No need to swap out or add any additional wiring with there kits. (So totally stock appearing unlike Pertronix which has an extra wire and requires a solid 12 volts)
    This is cool for any of you "stock appearing" guys.

    I offer a rebuild and installation service for the Buick Distributor if anyone is interested. Info and pricing on my website.... www.DieCastMuscleCars.com

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  7. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    I have used Lectric Limited units for about 10 years without issues. I have heard little complaint about Crane conversion units. Over the years I have seen many complain here about Pertronix failures.
  8. ToddsGS

    ToddsGS Founders Club Member

    I to have heard some problems with the Pertronix. They're on version number 3 so . . . .
  9. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Crane installed in my 67. Easy install, no problems yet. I like the adjustable rev limiter.

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