1981 Pontiac Catalina Performance Ignition Systems

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    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1442975
      Pontiac Catalina A / S / Y Engine VIN Character 1981, 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...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $80.32
    • (1 review)
      # 803922945
      Pontiac Catalina 1981, PlasmaCore™ Inconel Electrode Pulse Nickel Spark Plugs by Pulstar®. With Resistor. Inconel-electrode Pulse Plug. Designed specifically for most popular vehicles, PlasmaCore™ Inconel Electrode Pulse Plug...
      Increased horsepowerBetter torque
      $14.95 - $119.60
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358502511
      Pontiac Catalina H Engine VIN Character With Chevy Big Block Engine / With Chevy Small Block Engine 1981, Billet Distributor by Fast®. Due to a variety of changes and updates developed by the talented electrical engineers at FAST™,...
      20 AWG, extreme-duty flexible-style wires for increased strength and durabilityRevised sensor placement and advanced plate sleeve designs create increased accuracy and reliability
      $356.94
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4511855815
      Pontiac Catalina Y Engine VIN Character 1981, 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)
      # 839659822
      Pontiac Catalina 3.8L / 4.3L / 4.4L / 5.0L 1981, Front Super Coil Kit by Accel®. Accel Super Coils feature advanced bobbin technology, highly specialized silicone magnetic steel cores, along with optimized winding, resistance and turns...
      10-15% More EnergyDirect Plug In Replacement Direct OE Fit
      $69.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826565952
      Pontiac Catalina H Engine VIN Character With Chevy Big Block Engine / With Chevy Small Block Engine 1981, Race Billet Distributor by Fast®. The FAST™ Race Billet Distributors were designed to deliver the most accurate trigger signal...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $325.19 - $341.03
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2268061
      Pontiac Catalina 4.3L / 5.0L 1981 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)
      # 803904674
      Pontiac Catalina 1981, 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)
      # 819569108
      Pontiac Catalina 1981 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 - $112.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826457790
      Pontiac Catalina 1981, 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 craftsmanship this...
      Provides effective power supply to each spark plugDesigned to strict quality standards
      $97.51 - $98.91
    • (0 reviews)
      # 803910262
      Pontiac Catalina 4.3L / 5.0L 1981, 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)
      # 826375098
      Pontiac Catalina 1981, 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
      $296.34 - $299.40
    • (0 reviews)
      # 906272213
      Pontiac Catalina 1981 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)
      # 906243090
      Pontiac Catalina 1981 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 in your...
      Low-resistance Kevlar helically spiral wound core conductor500 ohms resistance for EMI and RFI suppression
      $33.53 - $43.87
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358492907
      Pontiac Catalina 1981, 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)
      # 89603668
      Pontiac Catalina 1981 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
      $58.40 - $60.56
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826583019
      Pontiac Catalina 3.8L / 4.3L / 4.4L / 5.0L 1981, 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...
      New lightweight aluminum alloy housingHigh dielectric strength cap with brass terminals and low resistance coil brush
      $251.99 - $262.85
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826488735
      Pontiac Catalina H Engine VIN Character With Chevy Small Block Gen I Engine 1981, 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...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $340.98
    • (0 reviews)
      # 803893555
      Pontiac Catalina 1981, 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)
      # 803927142
      Pontiac Catalina 1981, 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)
      # 898230131
      Pontiac Catalina 1981, 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)
      # mpn2272653
      Pontiac Catalina 4.3L / 5.0L 1981 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 wire is...
      150 Ohms/ft. Of Resistance600 F Rated Silicone Jacket
      $105.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 819613951
      Pontiac Catalina 1981 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)
      # 371764262
      Pontiac Catalina 1981 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
      $15.50 - $23.59
    • (0 reviews)
      # 371764268
      Pontiac Catalina 1981 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
      $31.10 - $41.82
    • (0 reviews)
      # 89603671
      Pontiac Catalina 1981 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
      +1
      $40.01 - $60.56
    • (0 reviews)
      # 819546027
      Pontiac Catalina 4.3L / 5.0L 1981 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 vehicle and...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $44.96
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2119378
      Pontiac Catalina 4.3L 1981 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 Proboot...
      Available For Street Or Track ApplicationsHigh Temperature and Oil Resistant Wire Insulation
      $34.22
    • (0 reviews)
      # 87813622
      Pontiac Catalina 1981 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
      $64.27 - $82.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 906225107
      Pontiac Catalina 4.3L 1981 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 healthy...
      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)
      # 906120924
      Pontiac Catalina 1981 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)
      # mpn358579267
      Pontiac Catalina 4.3L / 4.4L / 5.0L / 5.7L With HEI Style Distributor Cap 1981 8.5 Series 50 Race™ Spark Plug Wire Set by AFIS®. Developed for high performance street cars and racing cars, AFIS has introduced a comprehensive new range...
      Superior jackets resist dielectric failureBoth reactive layer and inductive windings can transmit current without interference
      $79.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358493550
      Pontiac Catalina With Chevy Small Block Gen I Engine 1981, 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)
      # mpn580054615
      Pontiac Catalina S / Y Engine VIN Character 1981, HEI Power Coil Kit by Hypertech®. With L Clamp-Hold-Down. Hypertech’s Power Coil is capable of firing a street or slightly modified engine up to 7000 RPMs. Voltage gain over stock can...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $69.63
    • (1 review)
      # 826514771
      Pontiac Catalina H Engine VIN Character With Chevy Small Block Gen I Engine 1981, 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...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $55.61 - $60.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826552347
      Pontiac Catalina H Engine VIN Character With Chevy Small Block Gen I Engine 1981, Pro Series Pro-Billet™ Distributor by TSP®. TSP's Pro Series Pro Billet Distributor is for the racer who needs added spark and precision for their high...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $105.18 - $109.76
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826514096
      Pontiac Catalina H Engine VIN Character With Chevy Small Block Gen I Engine 1981, Pro Series™ Ready To Run Distributor by TSP®.
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $119.21 - $124.39
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826610069
      Pontiac Catalina H Engine VIN Character With Chevy Small Block Gen I Engine 1981, Pro-Billet™ Distributor by TSP®. W/O Coil. TSP's Pro Billet distributor is designed to get the job done. They say there is beauty in simplicity - well,...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $53.35
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826583868
      Pontiac Catalina H Engine VIN Character With Chevy Small Block Gen I Engine 1981, Ready To Run Distributor by TSP®. W/O Coil. TSP's Ready to Run distributor is designed for easy installation. With the included ignition module, all...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $53.35
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826472653
      Pontiac Catalina H Engine VIN Character With Chevy Small Block Gen I Engine 1981, Street Ignition Kit by TSP®. TSP's Street Ignition Kit delivers high quality ignition components, all in one retail-friendly display box. It includes Pro...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $275.12
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4336273690
      Pontiac Catalina 5.0L / 5.7L 1981, 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...
      New lightweight aluminum alloy housingHigh dielectric strength cap with brass terminals and low resistance coil brush
      $322.98
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4336275561
      Pontiac Catalina 4.3L / 4.4L / 5.0L / 5.7L With Prestolite IBM-7011, C, D Distributor 1981, Ignitor by PerTronix®. For over forty years, the Ignitor has proven itself in applications ranging from race cars to tractors. The Ignitor...
      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
      $97.44
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826550345
      Pontiac Catalina H Engine VIN Character With Chevy Big Block Engine / With Chevy Small Block Engine 1981, Pro Race™ Circle Track Distributor by Fast®. When it comes to high end circle track racing where engines demand the most...
      The most accurate and advanced distributor for racingApproved for use in NASCAR competition
      $766.53
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4487680655
      Pontiac Catalina 5.7L With Pontiac Engine 1981, 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 feature...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $334.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 1017027760
      Pontiac Catalina 1981, HEI Distributor with Coil and Cap by AllStar Performance®. Distributors have high output coils and adjustable vacuum advances, perfect for upgrading stock HEI distributors for higher RPM. Fit small and big block...
      Precise manufacturing and high-grade materialsExpertly Crafted from the highest grade materials
      $5.69 - $144.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 717890948
      Pontiac Catalina With Small Block Gen I Engine With HEI Stock Distributor 1981, GM Module by PerTronix®. Performance ignition modules are direct replacements for popular GM and Ford electronic distributors. These modules provide...
      $59.25 - $76.07
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4268629556
      Pontiac Catalina With Small Block Gen I Engine With HEI Stock Distributor 1981, GM Race Module by PerTronix®. Performance ignition modules are direct replacements for popular GM and Ford electronic distributors. These modules provide...
      Designed for racing applicationsOptimized for 6000 to 8500 RPM range
      $75.74
    • (0 reviews)
      # 717892846
      Pontiac Catalina 1981, 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 what you need....
      $23.38
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358493547
      Pontiac Catalina 3.8L With DUI Distributors / With HEI Distributors / With Performance Distributors With Chevrolet, Pontiac and Dodge Tri-Power Ignition Systems 1981, DUI/HEI Dyna-Module by Performance Distributors®. For a crisper,...
      More Electronic DwellBetter Throttle Response
      $73.48
    • (0 reviews)
      # 904825337
      Pontiac Catalina 1981, 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 reliability and...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $21.38 - $42.82
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4515293445
      Pontiac Catalina H / J Engine VIN Character 1981, Low Profile Distributor Hold Down by AllStar Performance®. Strong, steel hold-down clamp with gold iridite finish fits small and big block Chevy V8 and 90 Deg. Chevy V6. Flat design...
      Precise manufacturing and high-grade materialsExpertly Crafted from the highest grade materials
      $11.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 1037931957
      Pontiac Catalina 1981, Replacement Coil Cover by AllStar Performance®. Distributors have high output coils and adjustable vacuum advances, perfect for upgrading stock HEI distributors for higher RPM. Fit small and big block Chevy...
      Precise manufacturing and high-grade materialsExpertly Crafted from the highest grade materials
      $9.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2286107
      Pontiac Catalina S / Y Engine VIN Character With HEI Distributor With Vacuum Advance 1981, Front Adjustable Vacuum Advance by Accel®. This unit permits a seamless wide range of adjustment to both amount and rate of ignition advance....
      Adjustable Vacuum AdvanceDetailed Instructions
      $27.02
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826438068
      Pontiac Catalina 1981, 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 stability....
      Accel's precision-ground, highly polished compression and injection molding equipment for superior qualityHigh performance 60kV-rated tan alkyd molding compound (mineral filled polyester for late model Ford and GM parts) for superior protection from "arc-thru" and crossfire
      $25.94 - $33.52
    • (0 reviews)
      # 905550096
      Pontiac Catalina 1981, 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 out put and superior...
      Fits Most Stock And Modified DistributorsDwell Control Circuit
      $46.49 - $59.48
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826592079
      Pontiac Catalina H Engine VIN Character With Chevy Small Block Gen I Engine 1981, Distributor Hold-Down Clamp by TSP®. When dressing up your engine, be sure not to miss a single detail. After installing a high-performance TSP...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      +1
      $4.57
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4483769957
      Pontiac Catalina H Engine VIN Character With Chevy Small Block Gen I Engine 1981, HEI Central Distributor by TSP®. With Pigtail. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $57.80
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2111559
      Pontiac Catalina 4.3L 1981, 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 4.3L 1981, 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 cap and...
      Made from alkyd moldingSuperior protection from cross-firing and arcing
      $28.18
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2112209
      Pontiac Catalina 4.3L 1981, Distributor Rotor by Taylor Cable®. With HEI Style. Periodic replacement of your distributor rotor will keep your car running at peak efficiency. Deteriorated distributor rotors can cause misfires by allowing...
      Made from alkyd moldingSuperior protection from cross firing and arcing
      $13.67




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