Agree as most failures of many parts are do to poor installation.
As for aftermarket parts they can vary based on MFG from any country. Often the lower the price the less in spec the parts may be
I have one car that still has points and have never had trouble with it. My '79 boat had one engine with electronic ignition and one engine with points. The points engine was giving me problems, and against my better judgment folks convinced me to replace the distributor with electronic. The problem ended up being a 40 year old leaking intake manifold gasket. I still kick myself for replacing that distributor. There is nothing wrong with points, and when they do go bad they are far easier to diagnose than electronic ignition
Pertronix may be a good system, I don’t know…yet. But apparently it’s not selling itself enough.
Maintaining points, especially in something no longer daily’d, isn’t expensive or hard to do. And suspect most of us are pretty willing to be hands-on or we wouldn’t have the car. In my experience he used a pretty rare occurrence of his friend to give a reason to abandon them.
I’m not FOR or AGAINST, just thought it was more of an endorsement than debate.
Points are fine, but many replacements are now of dubious quality. I've never had a problem with Pertronix or 123 ignitions, so now I switch over to electronic by default and forget about it.
Understand. But replacement quality probably depends on the vehicle and age. No count, but I think I have at least a couple sets of NOS points and condensers for my 50’s Chevrolet. I think I’ve also hoarded a spare coil and voltage regulator.
But those will probably only last another 40 years at the current rate of wear and failure.
I have used pertronics in the past on I/O boats with great success simple effective and just makes a old motor run smooth that said i picked up a couple years back a mid seventys Starcraft basically a boat house find been in the family since new had seen some use but the ole fella that owned had passed and the family went a different direction with late model bowriders and water craft so it sat for 30 some odd years inside and dry it had a inline GM 6 holer I bought it and set too getting it in order after much cleaning and lube in and lubes changed it fired up ran like a swiss watch.I opted to buy a Pertronics as I just didnt want to deal with points since it was all mail order here twice I was sent a kit that was either incomplete or damaged so head down bought new points/cond/coil/rotor/cap/wires plugs dusted off the cobwebs in my brain and did the tune up set dwell timing and air screws and walah runs like new nothing wrong with points tossed the old set in a small tool box in the boat if I have trouble out on the lake i have backup if a electronic failure get out the paddle.R