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Old 07-17-2017, 04:49 PM   #31
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The instructions made no mention of that, just screw in, 2 wires, and go.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:06 PM   #32
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indeed! I'm pretty happy with this development! so I took a couple pictures of the module in case you guys can see anything that is messed up with it. the blue dust everywhere is from when I had my engine rebuilt, the guy didn't secure the cap properly and the rotor shaved off some of the cap pretty badly. I'm gonna get a new one soonishly!
The wires look like they are close to the rotor and cam. Shouldn't they be routed around the outside of the module away from the moving parts?
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:24 PM   #33
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I took them out and put them back around the outside of the module and down. its hard to get them to stay there but, still no improvement. but yea don't want wires rubbing around.
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I took them out and put them back around the outside of the module and down. its hard to get them to stay there but, still no improvement. but yea don't want wires rubbing around.
Just found these test procedures:

1. Connect a jumper wire from the Ignitor Plate to battery ground.
2. Connect the Red wire from the Ignitor to the battery positive terminal along with the red lead from a volt meter.
3. Attach the Black wire form the Ignitor to the black lead of the voltmeter.
4. Move or rotate the magnet sleeve in front of the Ignitor Module, the voltmeter should vary from battery voltage to 0 volts and back.
5. If it does not, then you possibly have a burned out Power Transistor or a failed Hall cell.
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remove pertronix Junk and put a good quality msd in its place then enjoy driving your car instead of working on it . I have removed more bad pertronix junk than I have any other ignition including the Mallory unilite.
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You can always put the points back in if you want to get it running.
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I personally know three people who have had failures of the Pertronix conversion system. All three were correctly installed by competent mechanics and two of the cars ended up being flat bedded to a shop. My close friend had his fail at Bonneville and was able to hunt up a set of points and condenser. Got him home to New Mexico. I personally run points in my cars and have never been stranded by an ignition problem. My cars are all small blocks not LS. I have always built my cars for simplicity and reliability.
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I mightve figured it out! I have it mounted crooked like the second picture, when it ought to be mounted flush, like the first picture. I cant get it in that way, however, because the holes for screws are too small. I could drill them out, but i dont want to void tge warranty in case this doesnt work.




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I personally know three people who have had failures of the Pertronix conversion system. All three were correctly installed by competent mechanics and two of the cars ended up being flat bedded to a shop. My close friend had his fail at Bonneville and was able to hunt up a set of points and condenser. Got him home to New Mexico. I personally run points in my cars and have never been stranded by an ignition problem. My cars are all small blocks not LS. I have always built my cars for simplicity and reliability.
I have had several customer cars towed in with failed Pertronix. I replaced them with points & condenser and off they went. A good quality set of points will last for many thousands of miles and if they do fail you can change them with a screw driver and be on your way, No flat bed required.
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I have had several customer cars towed in with failed Pertronix. I replaced them with points & condenser and off they went. A good quality set of points will last for many thousands of miles and if they do fail you can change them with a screw driver and be on your way, No flat bed required.
Now, to me, thats almost exactly the same kind of thinking that caused so many factory 57 fuel injection units to get thrown away. People didnt have the patience or understanding to get them running right, so they stuck with tried and true. Now im pretty broke, but as an astrophysics student I dont mind a challenge that takes a little thinkin and figuring out. Now sure, a pertronix 3 system from 2017 isnt nearly as cool as mechanical fuel injection of 60 years ago. But the spirit of experimentation is still there. And there are enough positive reviews online and weeks in the 30-month warranty for me to stick with it till i get it running. Ill keep points and condensor in the trunk for sure, but till then im not letting a gremlin get me down.
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Now, to me, thats almost exactly the same kind of thinking that caused so many factory 57 fuel injection units to get thrown away. People didnt have the patience or understanding to get them running right, so they stuck with tried and true. Now im pretty broke, but as an astrophysics student I dont mind a challenge that takes a little thinkin and figuring out. Now sure, a pertronix 3 system from 2017 isnt nearly as cool as mechanical fuel injection of 60 years ago. But the spirit of experimentation is still there. And there are enough positive reviews online and weeks in the 30-month warranty for me to stick with it till i get it running. Ill keep points and condensor in the trunk for sure, but till then im not letting a gremlin get me down.
There is no understanding or patience that will make a failed part work. More than 50% of my customers that have pertronix in their car have had it fail. Your car and your choice, The warranty is not going to cover your tow bill.
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