1978 Pontiac Catalina Performance Ignition Systems

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    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1442975
      Pontiac Catalina 3.8L / 4.9L 1978, Blaster™ HEI Direct Ignition Coil by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $80.32
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1442983
      Pontiac Catalina Z Engine VIN Character USA Manufactured 1978, Ready To Run Distributor by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for...
      Simple and clean installation with only three wires to connectPowerful built-in module produces a 7.5 amp single spark through high rpm
      $429.95
    • (1 review)
      # 803927761
      Pontiac Catalina 1978, PlasmaCore™ Inconel Electrode Pulse Nickel Spark Plugs by Pulstar®. With Resistor. Inconel-electrode Pulse Plugs. Designed specifically for most popular vehicles, PlasmaCore™ Inconel Electrode Pulse Plug...
      Increased horsepowerBetter torque
      $14.95 - $119.60
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn154108106
      Pontiac Catalina K / R Engine VIN Character 1978, Super Plus™ Nickel Spark Plug by Bosch®. Bosch Super Plus delivers outstanding durability and reliability you want for your vehicle. Its tapered, v-profile ground electrode makes for...
      Heavy-duty yttrium-enhanced copper core center electrode for a 50% longer performance life vs. even OE plugsTapered, v-profile nickel chromium ground electrode for improved starting in cold weather and increased fuel ignitability
      $3.33
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2286088
      Pontiac Catalina 1978, Front Super Coil by Accel®. Accel Super Coils feature advanced bobbin technology, highly specialized silicone magnetic steel cores, along with optimized winding, resistance and turns ratios to deliver 10-15...
      10-15% More EnergyDirect Plug In Replacement Direct OE Fit
      $69.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1897869627
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L / 6.6L 1978, Dual Sync Distributor by Holley®. Holley EFI distributors are designed to plug and play with Holley EFI systems. The design includes dual Hall Effect sensors for the crankshaft and camshaft signals....
      Plug and Play with Holley EFIIncludes both crank and cam sensors to support sequential EFI operation
      $463.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2268061
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L / 5.7L / 6.6L 1978 Spark Plug Wire Set by Accel®. With Male Tower Distributor Cap. These Accel 8.8mm wires feature a carbon/graphite core that virtually eliminate RFI noise while providing maximum conductivity for...
      500 Ohms/ft. Of Resistance550 F Rated Silicone Jacket
      $88.70
    • (0 reviews)
      # 803875475
      Pontiac Catalina 1978, Performance Nickel Spark Plug by Nitrode®. The Nitrode™ spark plugs are positioned to be the world's "greenest" most environmentally friendly spark plugs on the planet. Reducing fuel consumption and emissions...
      The Nitrode™ is made with a proprietary ceramic exclusively used for this spark plugThis unique ceramic is over 10% harder than any ceramic known today
      $8.09
    • (0 reviews)
      # 960779637
      Pontiac Catalina 1978 Super Conductor Spark Plug Wire Set by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle,...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $93.17 - $98.54
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4494108759
      Pontiac Catalina 5.7L / 6.6L 1978, HEI Distributor by Speed FX®. With Ignition Control Module, Magnetic Trigger, Vacuum Advance, Chromoly Steel Gear, Polished Billet Aluminum Shaft, With HEI/Male Posts. Designed with expert...
      Provides effective power supply to each spark plugDesigned to strict quality standards
      $98.91
    • (0 reviews)
      # 803892223
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L / 5.7L 1978, U-Groove™ High Performance Copper Spark Plugs by Accel®. With Resistor. Accel HP Spark Plugs are made with a Copper core which is a better conductor than Platinum and Iridium. They deliver a stronger...
      The Copper core is a better conductor than Iridium or Platinum plugsCopper dissipates heat much better than other materials
      $3.38 - $26.25
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826524071
      Pontiac Catalina 1978, Flame-Thrower™ Automotive Billet Distributor by PerTronix®. Plug n' Play billet distributors are designed for maximum ignition performance at a price you can afford. The distributors are available with advanced...
      Limited 1 year mechanicalDigital performance solutions give you more power and more features in a smaller package
      $280.90 - $320.52
    • (0 reviews)
      # 906155750
      Pontiac Catalina 1978 Blue Max™ Wire Set by Moroso®. With this quality part backed by a great price, you can enjoy your vehicle so much more than you thought was possible. This Moroso part is specifically engineered to make your...
      Designed to deliver premium qualityRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $84.95 - $86.30
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2125828
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L / 6.6L 1978 Street Thunder™ Ignition Wire Set by Taylor Cable®. Get great performance at an extremely affordable price with Taylor’s Street Thunder ignition wires. These 8mm wires deliver all of the performance...
      Kevlar Helically Spiral Wound CoreDurable Silicone Double Layer Jacket
      $33.53
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358492907
      Pontiac Catalina 1978, HEI Distributor by Proform®. Built-In Coil. If you are looking to enhance your vehicle's performance, then this top-notch product is definitely what you need. Manufactured from premium quality materials this...
      Carefully designed to improve the performance of your vehicleCrafted from first-rate materials
      $194.70
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2270605
      Pontiac Catalina 6.6L 1978 Super Stock™ Spark Plug Wire Kit by Accel®. With HEI Distributor Cap. These Accel Super Stock wire sets are a true performance upgrade replacement for OE types. Efficient delivery of spark energy for a good...
      8 mm SpiralStainless Steel Spark Plug Terminals
      $60.56
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826478129
      Pontiac Catalina 1978, Flame-Thrower™ HEI Street And Strip Distributor by PerTronix®. Designed with expert craftsmanship this first-rate distributor provides effective power supply to each individual spark plug. Made from first-rate...
      New lightweight aluminum alloy housingHigh dielectric strength cap with brass terminals and low resistance coil brush
      $251.99 - $262.85
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4483770241
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L / 6.6L Fits Models with Pontiac Engine 1978, Power Pack Ignition Kit by TSP®. TSP's Power Pack Ignition Kit delivers high quality ignition components, all in one retail-friendly display box. It includes Pro Series...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $340.98
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4511855816
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L 1978, Copper Spark Plugs by Accel®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Accel features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $15.64
    • (0 reviews)
      # 803918646
      Pontiac Catalina 1978, U-Groove™ Resistor Header Copper Spark Plugs by Accel®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Accel features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle...
      Shorty Spark Plugs For Tubular Exhaust HeadersEliminates Dimpling Headers For Added Clearance
      $32.43
    • (0 reviews)
      # 898230340
      Pontiac Catalina 1978, Premium Racing LGS Spark Plug by Brisk®. Brisk Premium LGS spark plug has been developed after two-year cooperation with Lamborghini Morori Marini. Brisk Premium LGS spark plug utilizes extremely long glide-spark...
      High-Potential Semi-Surface discharge equals more powerDischarge at the point of richest mixture in 360° perimeter
      $13.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 803883698
      Pontiac Catalina 1978, Copper Spark Plug by Autolite®. With Resistor. Modified. OE Style. These spark plugs by Autolite are specially designed and manufactured to ensure quick starts, dependable performance, and smooth acceleration. The...
      Copper-glass seal bonds insulator, terminal post center electrode together; assures full required voltage at spark gap; gas-tight seal (100% leak proof)Multi-rib insulator reduces danger of "flash-over"
      $1.64
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2272653
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L / 5.7L / 6.6L 1978 300+™ Spark Plug Race Wire Set by Accel®. With Male Tower Or Point Style Distributor Cap. These Accel 300+ wire sets are custom tailored for race engines and their builders. The oversize 8.8mm...
      150 Ohms/ft. Of Resistance600 F Rated Silicone Jacket
      $105.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 960787695
      Pontiac Catalina 1978 Armor Shield Spark Plug Wire Set by Accel®. Accel Armor Shield wires feature a metallic braided wire that delivers maximum spark energy while providing a Pro Street look. Armor Shield Wire sets enhance the...
      8mm, 450°F-ratedPro-street applications
      $86.54 - $89.79
    • (0 reviews)
      # 960812674
      Pontiac Catalina 1978 Endurance Plus™ Wire Set by Accel®. Endurance Plus quality ignition wire sets are ready to install for most popular engine applications. Get these top-notch spark plug wires to achieve maximum performance out of...
      Quality retail aftermarket wire setsMaximum voltage and starting power
      $19.30 - $21.44
    • (0 reviews)
      # 209753332
      Pontiac Catalina 1978 Prestolite ProConnect™ Spark Plug Wire Set by Accel®. ProConnect ignition wire sets meet or exceed OE/OES specifications, performance and quality. These cables match the original color and are designed to provide...
      Carbon impregnated fiberglass coreFiberglass braid for added strength
      $24.66 - $41.82
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4511863374
      Pontiac Catalina 5.7L 1978 ProConnect™ Spark Plug Wire Set by Accel®. With HEI. ProConnect ignition wire sets meet or exceed OE/OES specifications, performance and quality. These cables match the original color and are designed to...
      Carbon impregnated fiberglass coreFiberglass braid for added strength
      $18.83
    • (0 reviews)
      # 89603574
      Pontiac Catalina 1978 Super Stock™ Spark Plug Wire Set by Accel®. These Accel Super Stock wire sets are a true performance upgrade replacement for OE types. Efficient delivery of spark energy for a good price. Silicone boots with...
      7mm and 8mm, 550°F-ratedStreet-driven applications
      +4
      $40.01 - $60.56
    • (0 reviews)
      # 87253197
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L / 5.7L / 6.6L 1978 Street-Fire™ Spark Plug Wire Set by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $44.96
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2119378
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L / 6.6L 1978 High Energy™ Ignition Wire Set by Taylor Cable®. These wires are a top choice for either street or race applications. Each wire is cut to length and terminated with Taylor’s low-profile silicone...
      Available For Street Or Track ApplicationsHigh Temperature and Oil Resistant Wire Insulation
      $34.22
    • (0 reviews)
      # 87813594
      Pontiac Catalina 1978 Spiro-Pro™ Ignition Wire Set by Taylor Cable®. These plug wires are the top choice of racers and street enthusiasts for their high performance at an affordable price. With two layers of 100% silicone jacketing...
      8mm outer insulationSpiro-Pro wire with conductive spiral-wound core
      +3
      $65.39 - $73.62
    • (0 reviews)
      # 87813598
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L / 6.6L 1978 ThunderVolt™ Performance Performance Ignition Wire Set Over Valve Cover by Taylor Cable®. Gain horsepower and torque with Taylor’s Dyno-proven ThunderVolt racing plug wire sets. Low resistance for...
      Exclusive copper/nickel alloy bonded by a conductive acrylic coverFerrite spiral-wound core provides low resistance for optimum RFI and RMI suppression
      +2
      $71.42
    • (0 reviews)
      # 453207124
      Pontiac Catalina 1978 Flame-Thrower™ MAGx2 Custom Spark Plug Wires by PerTronix®. Most modern electronic ignition systems require suppression style wires to preserve sensitive components. Flame-Thrower 8mm Custom fit MAGx2 wires...
      Two current paths for reliability and redundancyPrimary path: Spiral wound stainless steel alloy
      $61.55 - $66.65
    • (0 reviews)
      # 960833670
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L / 5.7L / 6.6L With Chevy Small Block Engine 1978 Spark Plug Wire Set by Edelbrock®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Edelbrock features premium quality and will perform better than...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $42.95 - $65.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358493550
      Pontiac Catalina 5.7L With Chevy Small Block Gen I Engine 1978, DUI/HEI Race Coil Kit by Performance Distributors®. Racing DUI Coil Kit is designed for high revving engines that spin more than 7000 rpm's. This coil is capable of 10,000...
      Built to match your exact requirementsHigh quality you can rely on
      $111.12
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826385185
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L / 6.6L 1978, HEI Distributor by TSP®. With Coil. TSP's HEI Distributor has everything you need, all under one cap. With a high-quality aluminum housing and hardened steel dual bushing construction, it is built to...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      +1
      $53.35 - $54.88
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826574644
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L / 6.6L 1978, Pro Series Pro-Billet™ Distributor by TSP®. W/O Coil. TSP's Pro Series Pro Billet Distributor is for the racer who needs added spark and precision for their high performance power plant. It features...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $109.76
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826374986
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L / 6.6L 1978, Pro Series™ Ready To Run Distributor by TSP®. W/O Coil. TSP's Pro Series Ready to Run Distributor is perfect for a street performance ignition upgrade. It features a CNC-machined billet aluminum body...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $124.39
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826599210
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L / 6.6L With Pontiac Big Block Engine / With Pontiac Small Block Engine 1978, Ready To Run Distributor by TSP®. W/O Coil. TSP's Ready to Run distributor is designed for easy installation. With the included ignition...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $65.85
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826530132
      Pontiac Catalina 1978, Flame-Thrower™ HEI Race Distributor by PerTronix®. Race HEI distributors feature an electronic module and 50,000 volt coil combination that optimizes spark energy and peak current to the spark plug in the 6000...
      New lightweight aluminum alloy housingHigh dielectric strength cap with brass terminals and low resistance coil brush
      $322.98
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4336275561
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L / 5.7L / 6.6L With Prestolite IBM-7011, C, D Distributor 1978, Ignitor by PerTronix®. For over forty years, the Ignitor has proven itself in applications ranging from race cars to tractors. The Ignitor replaces...
      Delivers twice the voltage to the spark plugs, increasing horsepower, fuel economy, and spark plug life2:1 improvement over "points" in current fall time for increased coil output
      $96.43
    • (0 reviews)
      # 898285235
      Pontiac Catalina 6.6L 1978, HEI Reliability Distributor by Racing Power Company®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of...
      50,000 Volt Coil built inCNC Machined Housing
      $101.29 - $103.35
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4487680655
      Pontiac Catalina 5.7L / 6.6L With Pontiac Engine 1978, 2 EFI Ignition Control Kit by Edelbrock®. Now you can get the ultimate control of your engine when using the expanded ignition timing control feature of E-Street 2 EFI. This new...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $334.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4512689624
      Pontiac Catalina 6.6L 1978, El Rayo DNA™ Distributor Ignition Kit by Speedmaster®. Speedmaster El Rayo ignition system are designed for the enthusiast that is serious about performance but needs the small cap size due to space...
      E cient E-core winding design produces more voltage and current85:1 turns ratio and lower primary resistance produce high voltage output
      $250.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 717886483
      Pontiac Catalina With HEI Stock Distributor 1978, GM Module by PerTronix®. Performance ignition modules are direct replacements for popular GM and Ford electronic distributors. These modules provide enhanced high RPM performance and...
      Intended for street / strip applications67% more energy with a 45% faster spark breakdown over stock HEI distributors
      $58.68
    • (0 reviews)
      # 717903037
      Pontiac Catalina With HEI Stock Distributor 1978, GM Race Module by PerTronix®. Performance ignition modules are direct replacements for popular GM and Ford electronic distributors. These modules provide enhanced high RPM performance...
      Designed for racing applicationsOptimized for 6000 to 8500 RPM range
      $75.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 717891052
      Pontiac Catalina With HEI Distributor 1978, Performance Tune-Up Kit by PerTronix®. With Street/Strip Module. Everything you need to "wake up" your stock HEI distributor. Now available with street/strip or New HEI III ignition module....
      Digital performance solutions give you more power and more features in a smaller packageInnovative technology for superior operation and rugged dependability under harsh conditions
      $140.03 - $148.08
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2367668250
      Pontiac Catalina 3.8L / 4.9L / 5.7L / 6.6L 1978, HEI Ignition Module by Proform®. High-Performance. Direct Replacement For Factory Unit. If you are looking to enhance your vehicle's performance, then this top-notch product is definitely...
      $23.38
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358493547
      Pontiac Catalina 3.8L / 4.9L / 5.7L / 6.6L With DUI Distributors / With HEI Distributors / With Performance Distributors With Chevrolet, Pontiac and Dodge Tri-Power Ignition Systems 1978, DUI/HEI Dyna-Module by Performance...
      More Electronic DwellBetter Throttle Response
      $73.48
    • (0 reviews)
      # 819535017
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L / 5.7L / 6.6L 1978 Spark Plug Wire Loom Alongside Valve Cover by R&M Specialties®. Most pre-assembled, application specific spark plug wires will not fit with this style wire loom. Universal, unassembled spark plug...
      Designed to enhance engine’s performance and lookQuality machined from high-grade materials
      $67.96 - $73.07
    • (0 reviews)
      # 904808216
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L / 5.7L / 6.6L 1978, Extreme Output Dust Cover by MSD®. With Modified HEI dust cover you can remove the stock HEI coil in your distributor cap and replace it with an externally mounted coil. You increase the...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $21.38 - $42.82
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2286107
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L / 5.7L / 6.6L With HEI Distributor With Vacuum Advance 1978, Front Adjustable Vacuum Advance by Accel®. This unit permits a seamless wide range of adjustment to both amount and rate of ignition advance. This unit...
      Adjustable Vacuum AdvanceDetailed Instructions
      $27.02
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2284576
      Pontiac Catalina 3.8L 1978, Front Distributor Cap and Rotor Kit by Accel®. Accel cap and rotor kits offer superior protection from "arc-thru" and crossfire. Features 60k V-rated alkyd compound, stress-relieved at molding to ensure...
      Heavy Duty Cap and Rotor KitWith Brass Inserts
      $33.52
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4499183107
      Pontiac Catalina 3.8L / 4.9L / 5.7L / 6.6L 1978, Front Distributor Control Module by Accel®. This high performance ignition module provides your plugs with more spark over the stock module. The solid state electronics provide high coil...
      Fits Most Stock And Modified DistributorsDwell Control Circuit
      $46.49
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1458526
      Pontiac Catalina Z Engine VIN Character China Manufactured 1978, Distributor Cap by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $33.17
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1471523
      Pontiac Catalina Z Engine VIN Character China Manufactured 1978, Distributor Cap and Rotor by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $33.17
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1471521
      Pontiac Catalina Z Engine VIN Character USA Manufactured 1978, Distributor Cap and Rotor Kit by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised....
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $72.82
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1442981
      Pontiac Catalina Z Engine VIN Character USA Manufactured 1978, Distributor Rotor by MSD®. The cap and rotor of any ignition system must be considered mainte­nance items. Just as you change the oil and filter of your car, you should...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $7.45
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2111559
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L / 6.6L 1978, Distributor Cap by Taylor Cable®. With HEI Style. Periodic replacement of your distributor cap and rotor will keep your car running at peak efficiency. They should both be replaced at the same time.
      Made from alkyd moldingSuperior protection from cross firing and arcing
      $21.94
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2111556
      Pontiac Catalina 4.9L / 6.6L 1978, Distributor Cap and Rotor by Taylor Cable®. With HEI Style. Periodic replacement of your distributor cap and rotor will keep your car running at peak efficiency. Here’s a matched set of distributor...
      Made from alkyd moldingSuperior protection from cross-firing and arcing
      $29.05




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