. Remove the small nut to disconnect the points and condenser assembly from the primary ignition lead. This module can be easily adapted to any magnetic pickup distributor, like either a Ford or Mopar version. I can wire my house but these 'primary' and 'secondary' loops are beyond my very basic electrical knowledge. Don't forget to check the ground wire as well. Sometimes, good ideas can also turn out to be the least expensive. PerTronix distributors are designed for maximum ignition performance and easy installation all at a price you can afford.
Please see our Parts Warranty and Return Policy links on your left for complete details before returning. This system essentially replaces the old points system with a more reliable switching mechanism. The next step is to determine the resistance in the primary ignition. Yes, most capacitive discharge boxes are compatible with the Ignitor. With less resistance, the coils can accept a higher feed voltage and generate more secondary spark energy and higher spark plug gap voltage, creating a more powerful ignition system. You want a full 12v to the coil + side no ballast resistor. And if you, if their instructions have changed you can do it easily under the hood where it can be troubleshooted easier.
Then route it through the firewall grommet directly to your coil. B: I could wire in a relay. Then, push the lead through the distributor housing. We've installed the PerTronix Ignitor in many vehicles over the years. Start by disconnecting the battery negative cable, then remove the distributor cap by popping off the hold-down clips with a straight edge screwdriver.
Set your voltmeter to a 15 or 20-volt scale. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. After the motor has started and the ignition switch is in the on position, the pink resistance wire provides about 9 volts to keep the points from frying themselves, allowing them to last longer. For tractors with 12-volt negative ground only. In addition, we have a generous 30-day return policy if this item needs to be returned for any reason.
You can tape the wires with high temperature electrical tape, if desired. This is the blue wire with the white female terminal that exits at the center-left dash panel shown below. Correspondence from an engineer at Pertronix has given some insight into where folks run into problems when installing the system into negative ground cars. Make sure that all splices are cleaned, secure and insulated. We recommend that a 20-gauge copper strand wire be used.
During cranking the brown wire from the solenoid provides a full 12 volts to make starting easier. With the products from Pertronix, there is, allowing you have a much more reliable and maintenance free ignition. So usually the ballast resistor is no longer needed. Easy installation, no complicated wiring, fits entirely inside distributor. These 40-45,000 volt coils are internally resisted so installation and wiring is drastically simplified. It shows the generic ignition circuitry including the Rev Limiter Engine Governor Assembly more about the Rev Limiter as originally installed by Ford. We also found a cool, affordable aluminum bracket offered by Deisgned2drive.
Less voltage in means less power delivered to the spark plugs. Words and Photos by Jeff Smith Schematic by Eric Rosendahl Performance car guys are all about making good cars better. PerTronix distributors are designed for maximum ignition performance and easy installation all at a price you can afford. All this in a cast housing that looks closer to being period correct. These circuits usually are in the wire from the ignition switch to the coil. That will prevent some car thefts, and will slow down professionals, who may think the car has a problem and will pass on it. The Ignitor system has been designed for use with most point-type coils, but optimal performance can be achieved when this distributor is used in combination with PerTronix's Flame-Thrower 40,000 volt coil.
But u are right, the petronix needs 12v to operate. This could take some time to get things set for optimal performance. I would love to get the pin out of the connector and solder the new 'bypass' wire to it but haven't had any luck yet. Replace your old, worn out or missing distributor on your 1965-1973 352w Mustang with this new and improved Cast Flame Thrower Distributor with Ignitor and Black Female Cap from PerTronix. During idle, alternators typically don't perform all that well, which can lead to a drop in voltage. Sorry for the delay, I haven't been on in a couple of weeks. If you are using an analog style meter make sure to zero the needle.
In this illustration, we show a third wire exiting the distributor, like the later Ford versions. How do I hook it up? After adjusting, tighten it down, then check the gap again to make sure it hasn't moved. If an adjustment needed to be made, you had to shut down, remove the cap, adjust the gap, then put everything back together and check again. PerTronix designed these wires with the same core they use in their 8mm wires. If the coil gets it's 12V cranking from the starter solenoid, does the resistance wire have power during cranking also? Because peak current level is reached just prior to spark, ignition energy is sustained with less heat buildup in the coil and module. Is the voltage consistently stable above 8. The distributor performs superbly by delivering twice the voltage to the spark plugs.