Pertronix Igniter II questions?

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  1. Ripinator

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    Rexus31, what was it that you did to the connection side of the Ballast resistor - just cleaned the contacts?
     
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    I had to remove the plastic cover and slightly crimp it.
     
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    What plastic cover is that? My ballast is naked on my '66
     
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    For a light cleanup, I can see that... but square up worn points, I cant see it working so well. I have heard of this, but I have never seen it in practice or tried it myself.
     
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    The black plastic terminal end on the Ignition wire that fastens to the Ballast. My connection was very loose causing poor voltage transfer/loss of voltage all together.
     
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    Yes... you now have a dwell gauge to adjust your points...:poke:
     
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    I thought the same thing, but I'm not going to dwell on it.
     
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    Wow...I ran right into that one :poke::BangHead::lol:
     
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    Are you using a vacuum advance or mechanical advance pertronix?did it have much effect on your base timing spec?
     
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    Stock distributor, vacuum advance with Pertronix unit replacing the points and condenser. I’m running 12 degrees initial.
     
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    I really like the I version. Have seen the III bad out of the box a few times. Never really played with the II though. The III have a hot issue as noted. When I test them I hit them with a heat gun and they fail usually around 200 or so. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    This is acceptable?
    Points will do that for way less than $100.
    If you run the hell out of your car, maybe I could see the reduced maintenance being a advantage. I would say that putting a piece in your car with no means to access replacement parts in short order is a no go for me, but with stock Chrysler ecu and.pick up coils not being stocked they are in the same gray area now. Points, condenser, and ballast resistor all fit in a little box in the glove box, a coil is as close as the local 24 hr. Auto Zone. Carrying a $100 part around as a spare and one for each car is not really acceptable either.
    Maybe that how they sold 4million units, half are spares.
     
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