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Pertronix question
#1423420 Thu Sep 09 2021 02:53 PM
Joined: Jun 2020
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I have a 57 235 with the Pertronix kit in the original distributor. Do you need HEI plug wires for this or will stock style work? 12volt original coil.

Last edited by Bluetruck21; Thu Sep 09 2021 06:05 PM.
Re: Pertronix question
Bluetruck21 #1423443 Thu Sep 09 2021 06:50 PM
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Any wire except solid core. Some "HEI wire" ends won't fit your cap. Just buy Suppression or spiral wound normal wires.

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Re: Pertronix question
Bluetruck21 #1423487 Fri Sep 10 2021 01:19 AM
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Make sure that your AAA subscription is current before you go very far, and make sure to never leave the ignition on without the engine running or your unit will fry and your coil will melt.
I had a faulty ignition switch which remained on once the key was removed. I am lucky that my truck did not burn to the ground overnight.

Re: Pertronix question
Bluetruck21 #1423531 Fri Sep 10 2021 01:03 PM
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Thanks for the info!

Re: Pertronix question
bartamos #1426756 Wed Oct 13 2021 02:16 PM
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I guess I forgot to say I am trying to get my truck running good again after sitting in my garage for 6 years. I have owned it for 20+ years and have had the Pertronix in it for over 15+ years. I am chasing gremlins which is the reason for the questions (electronic ignition kit, plug wires, current condensers available, carb rebuilding, etc). FYI the current Napa/Echlin inventory at my local Napa is made in Mexico.

Last edited by Rusty Rod; Wed Oct 13 2021 03:07 PM.
Re: Pertronix question
Bluetruck21 #1426764 Wed Oct 13 2021 03:07 PM
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Please stay on topic and keep it civil.

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Re: Pertronix question
Bluetruck21 #1426766 Wed Oct 13 2021 03:39 PM
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If I remember correctly Pertronix instructions say do not use metal core plug wires.

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