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Install Pertronix on 8N

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Charlie1243

06-11-2011 18:12:13
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I have a front mounted distributor on an 8N,serial #8N-79164. I installed the Pertronix in the existing distributor and found an appropriate place for the new coil.The instructions indicate to run the ignition black wire directly to the ignition switch wire.My ignition switch has two wires, black and yellow, which I believe both presently goes to the resistor assembly. So where do I connect that black wire from the Petronix? And then what do I do with the existing coil power wire that is in the wiring harness and was connected to the original coil terminal?

As always, thanks for your help,

CM

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JMOR

06-11-2011 19:39:56
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 Re: Install Pertronix on 8N in reply to Pete Maki, 06-11-2011 18:12:13  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeThe resistor block has 3 terminals. One at each end of the resistive element & one centered either above or below the element. The centered one is always hot (has voltage on it) and is connected to ign sw input. One of the two located at each end of the element comes from the ign sw & is switched on and off by the ignition switch....this is the one to which you connect the black Pertronix wire. The terminal at the other end of the element has a wire on it that previously went to the top of original coil....disconnect it from this terminal & leave terminal empty of connections. Now both ends of this wire connect to nothing.

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Charlie 1243

06-11-2011 19:56:43
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 Re: Install Pertronix on 8N in reply to JMOR, 06-11-2011 19:39:56  
This was a big help. I really thank you for your input. I can always count on this site for accurate answers and great knowleddge of many products and techniques.

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CM



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JMOR

06-11-2011 19:59:37
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 Re: Install Pertronix on 8N in reply to Charlie 1243, 06-11-2011 19:56:43  
You are welcome.



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JMOR

06-11-2011 19:15:25
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 Re: Install Pertronix on 8N in reply to RZ_Ranch, 06-11-2011 18:12:13  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see6v or 12v? What is Pertronix part number? They make many different units.



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Charlie 1243

06-11-2011 19:26:34
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 Re: Install Pertronix on 8N in reply to JMOR, 06-11-2011 19:15:25  
Part # 1247XTP6



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soundguy

06-11-2011 18:22:55
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 Re: Install Pertronix on 8N in reply to Charlie1243, 06-11-2011 18:12:13  
typically, 6v pertronix units on a front mount grab power for th unit pre resistor, and the coil is post resitor.. but for the money a pertronix costs.. I'd contact them for one of their poorly written :) instruction sheets.. :)


soundguy



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