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Pertronix in my 216
#1305072 Thu Mar 28 2019 11:29 PM
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I have a 49 3600 with a 216 all “stock”.
I installed the Pertronix kit about 6 months ago. Everything was easy as it seemed and the truck runs well. I really like the stock plug wires so I installed those around the same time. Pertronix advised against using solid copper wires but it seemed fine.

Then I found Pertronix stock look wires and installed them. What a difference. I could tell the minute I started the truck the performance was better. So my question is.... Why is it better?

Thanks Don


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Re: Pertronix in my 216
Don huffer #1305099 Fri Mar 29 2019 02:25 AM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,448
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6v or 12v Pertronix unit.
What part number?

If 12v, what coil and or ballast resistor?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Pertronix in my 216
Don huffer #1305105 Fri Mar 29 2019 02:55 AM
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Don, can't answer the question I'm in just in case someone does.


1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
1951 Farmall Super A



Re: Pertronix in my 216
tclederman #1305125 Fri Mar 29 2019 11:08 AM
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More info:

Stock 216 6 volt because that’s the stock setup.
Pertronix makes a unit that fits my stock distributor. They supply the coil too.


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Re: Pertronix in my 216
Don huffer #1305140 Fri Mar 29 2019 01:19 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,448
ace skiver


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Pertronix in my 216
Don huffer #1305194 Fri Mar 29 2019 06:53 PM
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Re: Pertronix in my 216
Don huffer #1305312 Sat Mar 30 2019 05:43 PM
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Posts: 377
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Never mind.

Thanks


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