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Tom B
04-05-2007, 03:36 PM
Has anyone had any experience with installing a Pertronix Ignitor in a V8 with a six volt system?

I bought one, it hooks one wire to the (-) side of the coil, another to the key, the other side of the coil goes to ground. (no other wires on the coil.)

Where do I put the wire from the Overdrive kickdown?

Aside from this question, the car won't start. But I'm taking that up with Pertronix.

[img=left]http://www.alink.com/personal/tbredehoft/Bothcars.jpg[/img=left]
Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe
'60 Lark VI
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All three Indiana built OD cars

Mike Van Veghten
04-05-2007, 03:47 PM
Interesting...didn't know Pertronix made a V8, 6 volt system.

Any other wires would go right back from where they originally came from. Pos. to pos. and neg. to neg. side of the coil.

Mike

garyash
04-05-2007, 06:54 PM
Here's how I wired up the Pertonix unit in a '48 M5 truck with Champ 6 engine and OD. I got the diagram from Pertronix. You need to add a 7 or 8 ohm heavy-duty resistor so that you don't short the battery to direct ground through the Pertronix unit when the OD kickdown switch is activated. The resistor had a ceramic body about 1/2" square and 3" long. I bent up a bracket from aluminum sheet about 2" wide to wrap around the square body and mounted it to the firewall.
http://www.studegarage.com/images/other/pertronix_overdrive_wiring.gif

[img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/gary_ash_m5_sm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
Dartmouth, Mass.
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
web site at http://www.studegarage.com

Tom B
04-05-2007, 08:49 PM
Thanks, Gary, I think you've solved both of my problems.

[img=left]http://www.alink.com/personal/tbredehoft/Bothcars.jpg[/img=left]
Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe
'60 Lark VI
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All three Indiana built OD cars