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Ferrari Dino 246 GT & GTS Perma-Tune Bespoke Ignition Module

This is an exchange program for vintage Ferrari 246 Dino and 246 GT cars. It swaps out the original ignition system, part number AEC104B ignition module and the BAE202B ignition coil that are no longer available. In order to retain concourse points, the original shell and hardware are used in the construction using state-of-the-art electronics to replace the original internal electronic components. The Perma-Tune 104B is CNC machined and then hand assembled by a master technician so that every part in the unit is original to the car.

Engine performance is enhanced by multiple spark operation and provides fire power even at very high RPM and provides a 6,600 RPM limit that the original part did not have. The RPM limit, advance timing curve and many other features can be programmed using a computer, tablet or smart phone. The AEC104B-BK comes preprogrammed for this car so programming changes are optional. Use the Perma-Tune Smart Wire for USB or Bluetooth to enable program changes. This is especially useful to compensate for distributor problems.

The Gen 5 Perma-Tune makes diagnostics easier by providing onboard diagnostics and runs diagnoses programs automatically that are displayed by two colored LED function lights. These LED lights assist in diagnosing both the vehicle and the ignition module. There are three self-resetting fuses that assist in troubleshooting while protecting your Perma-Tune from damage. These features are hidden underneath the ignition module and are only viewable when needed so they do not spoil the original look of the part. Refer to the Diagnostics section of this web site for more information about the diagnostics system.

Three Terminal Ignition Coil

The BAE202B ignition coil from Perma-Tune is a replica three terminal coil that is designed to work with the original ignition module or the Perma-Tune high performance ignition module. It retains the original electrical connectors while converting the engine from inductive ignition to high performance discharge ignition wiring without cutting or spicing wires.

The BAE202B ignition coil is very rugged and can resist the heat and vibration that it will encounter on a vintage car engine. Triple seals insure that the dielectric oil inside the coil will not leak out. The high Voltage tower is extra thick to resist arcing and will still fit the original spark plug wire boot. The internal components of the coil are designed to resist vibration for long life.

Programming Options for your Perma-Tune Ignition Module


The Bluetooth Smart Wire and USB Smart Wire are two different ways to program the Perma-Tune Ignition module. The USB Smart Wire is used to configure and program the ignition module on the work bench and will power up the ignition module automatically. The Bluetooth Smart Wire is installed permanently on the engine with the ignition module and is used to fine tune the engine for various track conditions.


The 90502 USB Smart Wire allows you to customize your Perma-Tune Ignition module program. It plugs into the USB port of a computer and then installs itself automatically. It also powers up the module for programming  with a single plug without having to connect anything else to the module. The programming software is downloaded from the internet, free, so the module settings can then be changed, saved and organized as text files.   


The 90506 Bluetooth Smart Wire performs the same function of reading and programming the  USB Smart Wire but uses wireless technology. The Bluetooth Smart Wire is plugged into the ignition when it is installed in the car and left in place. Programs can be changed in the hot pits without the driver having to exit the car and can be accessed by a mechanic up to 300 feet away. Over time a library of programs can be accumulated that optimize engine performance for different race tracks and driving conditions. Drivers can easily change shift light and maximum RPM settings. Mechanics can keep detailed records for even a large stable of race cars with their cell phones. 


For aesthetic appeal, the cable that connects the ignition module to the Smart Wire antenna is hidden inside an old school ground wire braid. The end of the wire that has the antenna in it is placed near a window or where it cannot be seen. Once installed, the Smart Wire appears to be the ground wire for the ignition module.


No one can access the program without having the ignition key to the car. Each Smart Wire has a unique MAC identifier and pass word and is paired like any other Bluetooth device. A single smart phone or tablet can keep track of and program any number of  Smart Wire equipped cars. 

-This kit will work on the following cars: 1969 Dino 246 GT Coupe, 1970 Dino 246 GT Coupe, 1971 Dino 246 GT Coupe, 1972 Dino 246 GT Coupe,  1973 Dino 246 GT Coupe, 1974 Dino 246 GT Coupe, 1973 Dino 246 GTS, 1974 Dino 246 GTS, Series L, Series M, Series E, Lancia Stratos


Model: AEC104B-BK