My vote for Pertronix conversion as well. My 69 XK-E had annual ignition issues... generally due to the POOR quality control of what was being sold as points, condensors and rotors. The last failure was due to a pin hole in the rotor. Initially, I did not have a good opinion of Petronix, because folks would routinely ask if I wanted to buy their E, and there was always a Pertronix that had been put in it. My mechanic guru opined that he had zero issues with them, so I gave it a try. I also put in the companion electronic coil so all would play nicely. So that was 3 years ago. Mr. E fires up, restarts, no issues. I was so heartened by that Pertronix success that I bought the setup for my old wood boat with a 1953 120HP Hercules in it. Also put in the electronic coil. Same success. In addition to these ignition parts, I would also suggest regular spark plug and plug wire replacement. These vehicles are generally not run often and those items tend to degrade over time.
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I had a 74 Triumph Spitfire, a 74 Midget, a 62 MGA MkII, a 67 TR4a IRS and a 74 TR6. I trained on the Spit, autocrossed the Midget, restored the MGA but had tons o fun driving the TR6. Plenty of power and I really liked the lines when I put the factory hardtop on it. Once you had the workshop manual, all of them were fairly easy to keep up, even doing master cylinder changes, water pump replacements and valve timings. The exploded parts diagrams were far superior to those available for the 81 Corvette that I added. So the car I kept was the 69 XK-E and I traded the 81 in on a new C7. Life's a bit simpler now.
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