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Old 07-22-2014, 09:11 PM
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Hey Dale,

I just installed the Pertronix 2 and the flamethrower coil on my 62 a few days ago. I am a rookie at best when it comes to electrical but it really was an easy install. The old coil was installed horizontally on top of the A/C compressor. It is recommended that the flamethrower coil be installed vertically so I mounted to the side of the compressor using the existing threaded holes. I went for a 130 mile trek today and noticed a big improvement. There seemed to be more power and at idle I noticed how smooth the engine ran. They say that this upgrade is the best bang for the buck we can do to our cars. So far I would have to agree.

How did you adjust the float for the fuel gauge? If it now shows full more accurately will it effect how empty reads? I ordered the gasket today for my fuel tank as well but is it necessary to get the locking ring or will the old one still work?
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Sorry for not getting back to you sooner- was out of town.

I reused my old lock ring and worked just fine. take your time and tap evenly on both ears so that it doesn't mis-shape your new gasket.

With regard to the gas gauge float, mine had been replaced and the float is a piece of foam like material that was attached to the arm in such a way that it could be easily adjusted on the arm. i moved it higher on the arm to trick the gauge to show an emptier tank than it really is.

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Thanks for the reply. I practiced on a used sending unit with a meter to figure the best way to bend it to get a less resistance or full reading. I broke it of course. I was not sure if I should bend the little tab that stops the arm or the arm itself. Until I figure it out I will live with full being 3/4 on the gauge.
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I have owned a 1960 thunderbird for about 3 years. One of the first things I did was install electronic ignition. It has worked just fine no trouble.

This winter the car will get power seats.
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