Well, I didn't put a meter on it, but I also didn't change anything in the
dizzy other than take out the points and put in the Pertronix. I took the
Pertronix out and put the points back in sitting in a Supermarket parking
lot and the car started right up and has been running fine on the points
ever since. Surely it wouldn't run well if there was a ground problem?
On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 7:12 AM, 72 Spridget <email@example.com> wrote:
> In my case the Pertronix unit was brand new in May of last year. It lasted
>> 20 minutes. I hooked it up according to the instructions. I double
>> it after it failed to be sure I hadn't installed it incorrectly. I hadn't.
>> So if the Pertronix is so spiffy, why did mine fail after 20 minutes and
>> have a number of other people had the same experience.
> And if you had called Pertronix, they would have replaced it for you. Even
> if it had been caused by user error. IMHO, the usual reasons for a failure
> like this is that either the ignition was left on with the engine stopped
> for too long, or else the ground was bad. Please remember that there is no
> ground wire on the Pertronix; it depends on the points plate being
> adequately grounded. If the braided ground wire is not actually conducting
> anything, the only ground it will get is through the mechanical advance and
> that is iffy at best. Electrons do not like "iffy" when it comes to power
> and ground. Did you verify that the braid was present and functional?
> David Lieb
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