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sntsftbll
04-18-2007, 10:07 PM
Put a Pertronix kit on my truck yesterday, seems to run much better and fires up much quicker. So far I like it, seems like it was way too easy to do, somethings gotta give.
Had the truck out this evening, took it to work out and when I came out of course I was a bit warmer than the outside temp so when I got in and started moving the windows fogged up right away. Turned on the heater/defroster, lo and behold it worked very well. Better than I thought it would. Flipped on the dome light, lo and behold it was working well too. I fixed both of those this winter so yes it is a surprise to me they work:) It was nice to finally just drive the truck on a nice cool evening!!

JRoberts
04-18-2007, 10:34 PM
I agree with you on the Petroni set up. I put one in my Champ w/an R1 engine last fall. It runs much better and as you said, starts much easier.
Joe Roberts

JRoberts
04-18-2007, 10:34 PM
I agree with you on the Petroni set up. I put one in my Champ w/an R1 engine last fall. It runs much better and as you said, starts much easier.
Joe Roberts

Johnnywiffer
04-19-2007, 07:07 AM
Only prob...they can't seem to find one for the std. 289 in my '64 Hawk. :-(

John

Johnnywiffer
04-19-2007, 07:07 AM
Only prob...they can't seem to find one for the std. 289 in my '64 Hawk. :-(

John

vegas paul
04-19-2007, 08:51 AM
What was your source for the Petronix kit? Which of the vendors associated with this forum carry it? I am interested in the near future, and I want to coordinate the change-over with my change to 12V neg.

Las Vegas, NV
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude.jpghttp://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/1462673_2_350.jpg

vegas paul
04-19-2007, 08:51 AM
What was your source for the Petronix kit? Which of the vendors associated with this forum carry it? I am interested in the near future, and I want to coordinate the change-over with my change to 12V neg.

Las Vegas, NV
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude.jpghttp://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/1462673_2_350.jpg

Chicken Hawk
04-19-2007, 10:01 AM
Fairborn Studebaker stude6@yahoo.com or 937-878-1576


quote:Originally posted by vegas paul

What was your source for the Petronix kit? Which of the vendors associated with this forum carry it? I am interested in the near future, and I want to coordinate the change-over with my change to 12V neg.

Las Vegas, NV
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude.jpghttp://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/1462673_2_350.jpg

Chicken Hawk
04-19-2007, 10:01 AM
Fairborn Studebaker stude6@yahoo.com or 937-878-1576


quote:Originally posted by vegas paul

What was your source for the Petronix kit? Which of the vendors associated with this forum carry it? I am interested in the near future, and I want to coordinate the change-over with my change to 12V neg.

Las Vegas, NV
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude.jpghttp://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/1462673_2_350.jpg

DilloCrafter
04-19-2007, 12:28 PM
Paul,
I got my Pertronix kit from Bill Cathcart: http://cathcartsstudebaker.com/
Looks like he has a new website. You won't be able to find the Pertronix kit on there (it's a rebuilt distributor with the new Pertronix parts on it - you'll need to provide a core afterward). However, it's a cool looking new website, where various models of Studebakers come zooming onto the screen. Pretty neat.

http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]DilloCrafter

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

DilloCrafter
04-19-2007, 12:28 PM
Paul,
I got my Pertronix kit from Bill Cathcart: http://cathcartsstudebaker.com/
Looks like he has a new website. You won't be able to find the Pertronix kit on there (it's a rebuilt distributor with the new Pertronix parts on it - you'll need to provide a core afterward). However, it's a cool looking new website, where various models of Studebakers come zooming onto the screen. Pretty neat.

http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]DilloCrafter

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

Aspalen
04-19-2007, 04:36 PM
Another vendor.

http://www.vintageperformance.com/retrorockets/studebak.htm

Aspalen
04-19-2007, 04:36 PM
Another vendor.

http://www.vintageperformance.com/retrorockets/studebak.htm

Flat Ernie
04-19-2007, 07:25 PM
I got mine from Summit Racing - here in two days.

Daddy always said, if yer gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough & I'm one tough sumbitch!

Flat Ernie
04-19-2007, 07:25 PM
I got mine from Summit Racing - here in two days.

Daddy always said, if yer gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough & I'm one tough sumbitch!

sntsftbll
04-19-2007, 08:09 PM
I used Fairborn, he was recommended by someone on this site. He had it in stock and I had it in 2 working days. Ran her again tonight it just seems to run quit a bit better, probably in my head trying to justify my wallet

sntsftbll
04-19-2007, 08:09 PM
I used Fairborn, he was recommended by someone on this site. He had it in stock and I had it in 2 working days. Ran her again tonight it just seems to run quit a bit better, probably in my head trying to justify my wallet

JRoberts
04-19-2007, 08:30 PM
I got my petronix from a friend who had an extra one along with the distributor. While in Omaha I spoke with the Fairborne folks who suggested a compatible coil, which I later ordered from Fairborne. The entire package works very well.
Joe Roberts

JRoberts
04-19-2007, 08:30 PM
I got my petronix from a friend who had an extra one along with the distributor. While in Omaha I spoke with the Fairborne folks who suggested a compatible coil, which I later ordered from Fairborne. The entire package works very well.
Joe Roberts

52 Ragtop
04-19-2007, 09:10 PM
I put one in my 52 ragtop, (6 volt pos ground) along with the coil, I got it from either Ted or Phil.
The BIG trick, is to turn the key to on for a few seconds, then light 'er up, less cranking and generally fires right up.

Jim

52 Ragtop
04-19-2007, 09:10 PM
I put one in my 52 ragtop, (6 volt pos ground) along with the coil, I got it from either Ted or Phil.
The BIG trick, is to turn the key to on for a few seconds, then light 'er up, less cranking and generally fires right up.

Jim