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Anyone running Pertronix electronic ignition kits?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BurbinOR, Apr 17, 2001.

  1. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    My buddy has in his recently completely restored/rebuilt 69 Camaro put a Pertronix electronic distributor adapter kit in his stock distributor. Has had problems with low RPM running, "cleans out" at above 2,000 RPM. Anyone ever use these things.......? He can't try an HEI as there is no room so he is stuck with this or buying an MSD distributor..........not that that is a bad choice, but he has this unit and it is supposed to be hot $hit. Any help will be much appreciated. TIA

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    What kind of problems? Have one on a 71 454 corvette a 69 corvette, 66 pontiac grand prix and a 57 buick. On the older style pertronix with the magnetic ring if clearence is not correct it will run like [censored] at low rpms. The newer pertronix use a photo cell. If instructions were followed he could have worn out distributor bushings.
     
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    I have one in my '67 Cougal and it works great. Could it be an advance problem? Maybe the mechanical or vacum advance mechanisms got screwed up? Maybe too much advance for low RPM's?
     
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    Guys, thanks for the help. We tore it apart last night, took the distributor out, and found the black wire (a two wire hookup to the coil) had been slowwwwwwwwwly rubbed by the rotor hold down screw..............soldered it together, put heat shrink around it and it is perfect now.

    Oh, and he wire tied it away from that rotating assembly...........[​IMG]. Gotta love the simple fixes..........

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