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pertronix and copper wires

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12-02-2018 17:24:43

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I have been using high quality copper spark plug wires with my pertronix and the pertronix died -2 tractors-8n and a 640-.both dead- I see where pertronix requires resistance automotive type wire. I saw a comment that a a resistance type high tension wire from coil to distributor would be sufficient. Ready to convert back to points. But maybe I would replace the pertronix if a coil wire change would be enough. 8N and a 640, heck of a time getting spark plug wires into the original 8N loom..!

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12-03-2018 05:26:56

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 Re: pertronix and copper wires in reply to MI-Bill, 12-02-2018 17:24:43  
I've always liked points. Carry a spare set, and anywhere, any time it quits you can just throw them in with a screwdriver, and eye ball the gap, your going again. I had pertronix ignition in my VW, I was stuck on the road somewhere. If I had points, which I have not had problems with, I'd be going again instead you sit till you get replaced. It happen to me twice, went back to points, now I'm always going.

pertronix is like R/C airplanes, it's not "IF" you'll crash, it is "when".

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12-02-2018 19:04:39

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 Re: pertronix and copper wires in reply to MI-Bill, 12-02-2018 17:24:43  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seePertronix has a toll free help line number. Call.

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12-02-2018 18:10:40

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 Re: pertronix and copper wires in reply to MI-Bill, 12-02-2018 17:24:43  
I just looked at the instructions that came with my Pertronix igniter.

The only mention of spark plug wires was "do not remove" them.

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12-02-2018 17:35:39

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 Re: pertronix and copper wires in reply to MI-Bill, 12-02-2018 17:24:43  
Sometimes Pertronix units die for NO reason.

If you want to try again, get some quality wire-wound magnetic core suppression wires.

Best of BOTH words, EI suppression and a quality, long lasting wire.

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