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Old 02-11-2008, 03:45 PM
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I want to get one of the Pertronix units for my distributor and their high output coil, do our birds have some type of resistor that is used with the original setup? If so do you have to remove it when you use the electronic Pertronix unit?
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:17 PM
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When I installed the pertronix in my 59 I bypassed the resitor and it works fine now I have only driven the car about 20 mi. so far
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:52 PM
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That's were i'm headed. On the 60 we have a resistor wire runnin to the coil. The voltage drops back by the firewall. That is were holley said hook the electric choke. Elec chokes and these cars don't mix. I'm sure there's directions with it. Let me know how it works unless I get mine first.
I need 3 of um.........Bill
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:56 PM
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Dumb question for the day, any ideas on where the resistor is located on the 60?
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:04 PM
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the resistor is a pink wire going back under the dash - part of the wiring harness I believe...can't remember.
I have the Pertronix in my '60 and didn't do anything in particular with the resistor wire.
I think the resistor issue comes more into play when dealing with an actual ballast resistor.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:27 PM
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Casey, Did you notice any difference in the performance on the car? They say it gives much more spark than the stock setup, easier starting and so on......
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:36 PM
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Starts MUCH easier and runs more smoothly. I even kept the stock coil.
Seems to have more HP too but the conversion was done while I had my heads rebuilt so who is to say how much HP increase is attributible to the Pertronix. The performance is definitely better. I even have one in my '53 Olds - helps a lot with that old motor...
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:38 PM
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Casey is right but i think the wire is green. We shouldn't have any issues with it. I need 1 for my 60,66 and 71 mark111. My lady says some people odopt children. THEY cost toooo much. cheers...............Bill
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:11 AM
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nope.
It's pink. At least on my car.
do a search on "pink resistor wire" and you'll find many posts about it.
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:16 PM
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Your probebly right. I have green stuck in my head for some reason. It's
just a little to cold here to look right now. I'm starting to really hate these temps. 4 degress wind chill 20 with the sun out. Gota move the car by sat. So I'll let ya know. Right now it's rainin ice gona be fun at 5
in the morning.
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