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Pertronix install.....zap

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Subject: Pertronix install.....zap
From: "Tim Economu" <>
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 23:32:00 -0700
Hi All:
I just got around to installing the Ignitor in my 25D distributor, and after
hooking up the wires and of course DOUBLE CHECKING the red and black wire
polarity, turned on the ignition and tested the spark. After determining
there was no voltage getting to the coil, and triple checking (really I
thought I already did this!!) I found I had reversed the coil wires. After
correcting the reversed wires, I cannot get the Ignitor to switch, either in
the car, or by using an external magnet touching the face of the hall effect
switch in the Pertronix head.

So my obvious question is, did I fry the unit, or is it polarity protected?
There is nothing in the directions about reverse protection, or recovering
from a swapped connection for that matter. Nor does their web site provide
any help.

Anyone else BTDT? PaulH, do you know?

Kind regards,

Tim Economu
1969 MGBGT mona with correctly gapped points ....again!

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