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6 volt Pertronx in a commander w/ OD

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  • 6 volt Pertronx in a commander w/ OD

    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

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    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

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    • #3
      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.


      [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
      Gary Ash
      Dartmouth, Mass.

      '32 Indy car replica (in progress)
      ’41 Commander Land Cruiser
      '48 M5
      '65 Wagonaire Commander
      '63 Wagonaire Standard
      web site at http://www.studegarage.com

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      • #4
        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

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