Well Hello again everyone. I’m going a bit of piste today with two videos showing the recommissioning of an old Lucas Ahooga horn and installing it in the Chevy. It may not be original equipment but it’s still fun.
This time I’m going off topic slightly to investigate a fault with the Petronix ignition system. This video is about looking at the spark gap and how it effects the primary currents. Later I will be updating the system to the Petronix 2.
Installing the Petronix II in the Chevy 3600 Truck.
I cannot say i am very impressed so far. I had to cut the rotor arm down as it was hitting the top of the igniter. Not sure yet if the new igniter has fixed the problem with the overheating coil. I have installed a new coil as the Petronix soil was shorted out internally.
Well done Chris. One victory at a time. I have had pertronix before and had one failure a couple hundred miles from home with a car full of family on a Sunday about 25 years ago. From that day on, I always carry a spare set of points and condensor as well as some small distributor screws in the glove box with a match book, regardless of whether is it pertronix or standard points that you are using. The match book can either be used for gapping the points or setting light to the vehicle depending of what kind of mood you might be in. Truck looks great. Steve