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Pertronix Sensor Wire Rub

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I'm chasing an ignition problem. The PO had fitted a Pertronix system. Inside the distributor I found that the red/black wires running to the sensor were rubbing against the black sleeve fitted on the rotor, and the friction had actually worn away most of the insulation on one of the wires! If I'd not caught this soon, the wire itself would have been worn away. After moving both wires away from the rotor, the inside now looks like this:

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I'm going to prevent the wires being pulled out in the future by attaching a small cable tie around them, just inside the entrance hole.

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Wrong pertronix unit for your reverse points dizzy. Wires should exit the housing straight, not wrapped around the shaft.

That's puzzling. The car has run just fine with the Pertronix unit shown. So, it may be wrong, but it works :-)

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That's puzzling. The car has run just fine with the Pertronix unit shown. So, it may be wrong, but it works :-)

Not a question of whether it works or not, the wrap around can cause premature failure of the unit. Pertronix offers three different units for the distributors used for the 02. For straight points, reverse points, and, mechanical advance distributors. Supposedly these have a base plate which compensates the dwell angle.

1847v

1843

2847

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That's puzzling. The car has run just fine with the Pertronix unit shown. So, it may be wrong, but it works :-)

Not a question of whether it works or not, the wrap around can cause premature failure of the unit. Pertronix offers three different units for the distributors used for the 02. For straight points, reverse points, and, mechanical advance distributors. Supposedly these have a base plate which compensates the dwell angle.

1847v

1843

2847

Ah, OK - I understand now - thanks for clarifying that. So in fact the problem with the wires rubbing is simply because the PO fitted the wrong configuration unit.

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Make that four different Pertronix applications: 2842.

I've seen other installations with the wires running around the case.

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Best to phone Pertronix with your dist. number to avoid re-ordering. On-line catalogue is not accurate/complete.

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I was not impressed by the thin wires from my Pertronix 1847V (fits VW applications too). Still sits in the box - maybe I'll use it on the '69. Could they make it any cheaper? How the hell are you supposed to get those wires thru the original condensor opening without screwing them up on the advance plate?

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