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    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

    -Home of John Studebaker-
    http://community.webshots.com/user/Stude4x4


  • #2
    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! [^]

    StudeRich
    Studebakers Northwest
    Ferndale, WA
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      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.

      nate

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      55 Commander Starlight
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      • #4
        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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        '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
        '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
        '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
        Museum R-4 engine
        Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
        '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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        • #5
          Jake, you might post a photo of it which should help others identify the internals.

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          • #6
            Is it a Studebaker distributor?

            Chevy Baker transistorized ignition?


            Dick Steinkamp
            Bellingham, WA

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            • #7
              Here is the pic of internals.(sorry about the poor quality)


              Here is the box with wires going to a ballist resister.


              I can't seem to get them to post any bigger than that.
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              • #8
                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.

                GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

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                • #9
                  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.

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                  • #10
                    Yep, that is the Chrysler unit, and is a good unit. Here is link to a schematic,
                    http://www.slantsix.org/articles/ele...ign_wiring.htm
                    sigpic
                    Ross.
                    Riverside, Ca.
                    1957 Provincial X2
                    1958 Transtar

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                    • #11
                      I use the single ballast on mine. If you want a diagram send me an E- Mail.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks a million fellas! The diagram looks great. Thanks again.

                        Jake

                        -Home of John Studebaker-
                        http://community.webshots.com/user/Stude4x4

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                        • #13
                          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.
                          Darryl C. Lewallen Clarkesville, Ga.

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                          • #14
                            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
                            Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
                            Lockleys South Australia
                            John Clements
                            Christchurch, New Zealand

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                            • #15
                              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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                              Phil
                              Arnold, Missouri

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                              Phil Hendrickson
                              Arnold, Missouri

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