Plug wires REALLY go bad. It's amazing how bad they can make a rig run. If
that's the problem, and thats probably one of the first things I would
replace, you will notice a WORLD of difference with new plug wires. Bob K in
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Sent: Saturday, February 08, 2003 8:44 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] PerTronix Ignition Vs. Standard GM HEI vs . Stock setup
> Hi Truckazoids:
> Dave here, with Dusty's 1950 GMC, which has a 1955 235 ci Chevy six in it.
The new carb has not changed the intermittant hard starting. Next try is the
ignition system. I've looked the "Flame Thrower" setup by PerTronix (used by
some members here), as well as the Stock GM HEI from later vehicles. In real
world use, do these two compare equally, or is one superior? How about just
going with a stock new cap, rotor, condensor, plugs, and coil? Do plug wires
really go "bad"?
> I want my kid to be able to drive his truck to school and out at night,
and not get that call at midnight, "dad, my truck won't start."
> Any input will be greatly appreciated. - Dave
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959