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I have a 59 that had a shovelhead cam, crane HI4 electonic ignition and a Sputhe gearcase cover. The rotor cup broke twice, then the ignition wire from the HI4 got fried on my front pipe. I am going back to a panhead cam and distibutor. Has anyone else had trouble with that setup? Thanks.
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Electronic anything is rather like the" little girl with the little curl in the middle of her forehead,when she was good she was very very good, but when she was bad she was horrid". I have seen several of those Sputhe covers employed and they strike me as an ingenious solution for a problem that did not exist.We have never had anything but trouble with Crane ignitions.You are doing the right thing.
Like Steinauge said, lectronic ignitions is like bein pregnant. Either you is or you isn't. It has been my experience that many aftermarket units are short lived, and even if they do last, most seem to eat coils. Hard to argue with a stock -65 coil ($50 retail 3 years ago), which seemingly lasts forever, and set of points and condensor (less than $10), that should last for at least 2 years of hard ridin....bosheff