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Old 10/11/2006, 09:17 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by CougarCJ
One thing that I found out over at my other favorite car site; Pertronix like a full 12v supply. We have found out that there is considerable less voltage if you use the wire at the coil.
Check if your positive 12v wire is giving a full 12v when cranking.
That's a good point. If I recall, the coil power wire only has 8 or 9 volts on it. When I converted my '69 XL convertible to "factory" electronic ignition (components from a '76 truck) I had to run two wires from the starter relay to the ignition module to get the correct voltage. I'm suprised though that Pertronix didn't build it to work with the voltage that was available.


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