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Stude4x4
01-18-2007, 01:09 AM
I picked up a distributor that had the guts for electronic ignition. There was a bunch of wires and boxes and stuff hooked up and stuff not hooked up. I'm just wondering what do I have to do to make it work right? Is there a certain way things need to be wired?(I'm sure there is) Don't ask what it came out of either because I don't know anything about. Its just a Stude distributor with elec. guts. Thanks.

Jake

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StudeRich
01-18-2007, 02:55 AM
Take out all the "Wires, Electronics and Boxes" and install a Pertronics Electronic Ignition Module where the points and condensor go, and you are DONE! [^]

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N8N
01-18-2007, 06:44 AM
Jake, does it have an orange box with it with a multi-pin connector on top? IF so that sounds like a Chrysler electronic conversion, do a search for "chrysler electronic ignition" and you will get all the diagrams you want. It's a nice conversion.

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53k
01-18-2007, 09:10 AM
quote:Originally posted by N8N

Jake, does it have an orange box with it with a multi-pin connector on top? IF so that sounds like a Chrysler electronic conversion, do a search for "chrysler electronic ignition" and you will get all the diagrams you want. It's a nice conversion.


I agree. I have used both the Pertronix and the Chrysler conversion and I like the Chrysler system quite a bit better (even with all the external stuff). I have seen a fair number of reports of Pertronix failures- tough to fix on the road (carry a spare conventional distributor). A Chrysler unit can be fixed just about anywhere.


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John Kirchhoff
01-18-2007, 10:13 AM
Jake, you might post a photo of it which should help others identify the internals.

Dick Steinkamp
01-18-2007, 10:21 AM
Is it a Studebaker distributor?

Chevy Baker transistorized ignition?

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Stude4x4
01-18-2007, 12:30 PM
Here is the pic of internals.(sorry about the poor quality)
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Here is the box with wires going to a ballist resister.
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I can't seem to get them to post any bigger than that.
Here is a link that you can go to: http://good-times.webshots.com/album/553418838MHSsaN?action=&track_pagetag=/page/photo/goodtimes/friendsfun/&track_action=/Owner/ViewActions/FullAlbum

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CHAMP
01-18-2007, 01:35 PM
I have a brand new set of points and condenser(still in the box) that I carry in the car. If the Pertronix should fail I would just put them in. I understand that Pertronix had some early Module failures, and that problem has been taken care of is now ancient history!!! Back in the middle seventies G.M. had their share of problems with H.E.I. ignitions but went on to be a rock solid igntion system.

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John Kirchhoff
01-18-2007, 03:39 PM
Yep, that's a Chrysler ignition. Unless someone gets the info to you sooner, I'll get my Dodge shop manual tonight and look up the wiring diagram.

Rosstude
01-18-2007, 05:26 PM
Yep, that is the Chrysler unit, and is a good unit. Here is link to a schematic,
http://www.slantsix.org/articles/elect_ign_wiring/elect_ign_wiring.htm

I have put many miles on this unit, and the pertronics without a failure, but still carry points in the Studes, and “box in the Mopar.

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ST2DE5
01-18-2007, 07:52 PM
I use the single ballast on mine. If you want a diagram send me an E- Mail.

Stude4x4
01-18-2007, 10:43 PM
Thanks a million fellas! The diagram looks great. Thanks again.

Jake

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dclewallen
01-19-2007, 02:15 PM
This is on the electronic ignition topic. On my 289 build I'll be using a 53 Delco distributor. It was a 6-volt pos. ground now its a 12-volt neg. ground with points. Does pertronix make a kit to fit this type distributor? Thanks,

Darryl C. Lewallen Clarkesville, Ga.

avantilover
01-19-2007, 09:57 PM
quote:Originally posted by dclewallen

This is on the electronic ignition topic. On my 289 build I'll be using a 53 Delco distributor. It was a 6-volt pos. ground now its a 12-volt neg. ground with points. Does pertronix make a kit to fit this type distributor? Thanks,

Darryl C. Lewallen Clarkesville, Ga.
Ask them, here is their weblink.
http://www.pertronix.com/

John Clements
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60Lark
01-20-2007, 11:30 PM
Darryl - Call Phil Harris at Fairborn Studebaker with your distributer info and he should be able to set you up with a Pertronix breakerless ignition

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