Points or solid state/magnetron conversion?
When one must replace the coil on an older machine (that uses points and condenser system) rather than the original style coil, sometimes one has the option of upgrading it with magnetron conversion. What are the advantages/disadvantages of each?
I can see possible advantages like that you no longer have to mess with points. I understand the magnetron might have more perfect timing, be more efficient and I've read it creates a hotter spark.
On the other hand...
..this is not what the engines were originally designed for
..I generally don't care much for "integrated designs" that require you to, essentially, when one part fails, replace several good ones. I can easily imagine this to be the case here where fragile solid state elements go made and have you replace a good coil.
..I've sometimes seen the new coil itself for sale for less than the original, making the conversion cheaper but if other new parts, changes are required then it may turn out to be more expensive.
.. that others, after converting, eventually converted back.
.. it requires that the flywheel magnets be repolarized or remagnetized?
..that being a few degrees different a different key is required?
(Whether or not any of this is true or correct, I dont know ----which is why I'm askin here.)
In short, whether for improved performance, convenience, less maintenance requirements, economic reasons, etc. do you feel it is or is not worth converting?
(Also, I might be jumping the gun on this, instructions may be included with the new part but, if converting, to where does one run the kill wire?)
Looking forward to your input. Thanks.