I think I'm the minority here. I'd say pitch/sell the ignition system. Buy some washers to cover the hole and call it a day. I got my Performer for $50 and it was fairly trashed, there was no way I was going to spend any amount of time fixing it up. Sold the whole system for $10. The guy that bought it didn't even care if it worked. I guess we can say it's preference, but newspaper is always cheap and easy, no moving parts. Keep the grill, though, it looks awesome!
What ever happened to the thick coating for that buoy grill?