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Petronix Question

Hello all. I'm new to this forum, so I'll just throw this out. I have a Chevy 427 Vette that I want to put the Petronix ignition on. The instructions are a bit fuzzy and I get lost at the part where they talk about hooking up the wires. The stock distributor has one wire coming out, but he Petronix has two. I do have a ballast resistor, but it's not hooked up to the distributor. It's attached to the firewall and one wire comes out of the wire loom and attaches to one end and the wire hooked to the other end of the resistor goes back into the loom. Is this where the red (hot) wire from the Petronix goes? or to the (+) side of the coil? The coil is a 40K Flamethrower I've had for several years on the car. Thanks in advance.

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Instructions

Doc here

Go here:
http://www.mustangsplus.com/tech/prtronix/ptrnx04.htm

And take a look..It shows a hook up for a mustang, but the basics should be the same for all..

It looks like they want the black to the - and the red to the + of the coil and is apparently important that you get it correctly or damage the module..

Hope it helps.

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Petronix Question

Doc, Thanks for the quick reply. Before I found hotrodders.com, I did the mega search on the web and found the site you referenced. It did exactly what I wish someone would do for BBC vettes! I might do it. I think what I've found so far is that I'll have to tap the red wire into the switch side of the ballast resistor. The assy manual doesn't do it justice. I may just go for it and try it the way the instructions say. Altho, I've seen a lot of posts saying that the Petronix stinks and others think it's great. Thanks again. BTW: Great Site!
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I heard bad things about Pertronix too, so I ordered one of the Crane modules today.

The Crane XR 1 is only $65 instead of the Pertronix $70-100 depending on which you get. Also the Crane module has a built in rev limiter. For me anything over points is an improvement.

Hopefully this will work out, I have only heard a few reports of people running Crane modules.

Pertronix seems to have a problem with quality control lately, I know people that have been running them in daily drivers for the past few years without a problem. Then there are the people who get bad ones out of the box.
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Petronix vs Crane

Elliott,
Thanks for your input. Please keep us posted on how it works. I still haven't taken the steps yet to install my Petronix module. I may wait to see how you fare with the Crane.
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one gripe about the crane module is that instead of just replacing JUST the old points like with the pertronix unit, the crane unit replaces the mounting metal circular pieces too. standard points wont bolt onto the new plates. i have both, and i actually prefer the pertronix one only because i carry the old points as a backup. the crane unit does have that handy built-in rev limiter though....
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Just an update, I installed the Crane XR-1 in my 289 Mustang today. The install went well, only took me 20 min to set up the module. It fired first try and idled very nice. It is a pretty stock 2-bbl motor, I set the timing and drove it around for a while. I also changed from Accel wires to a set of Taylor. I noticed a nice power increase and smother acceleration. My only problem was I didn't notice the rev limiter was set by default at 4000 RPM, at least I know it works
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