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Old 05-01-2007, 12:32 AM
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Testing Pertronix Ignitor

hey all, i've got a 1970 skylark with a stock 350-2, except that installed a pertronix ignitor electronic ignition in the distributor. its been working great for the past year, bu recently the engine just went belly-up and died. i dont think it is a carburetor problem, because i know its getting fuel in the intake. my guess was the coil, but it was also recently replaced, and i checked it. it turned out ok, so now im thinking that maybe the pertronix unit failed. i really dont want to spend the $90 again, just to have the problem stay the same, and end up with an extra unit. is there a way to test and see if it is providing spark to the plugs?
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why dont you just hook a timing light up to one of the spark plug wires and try to crank the engine over... if the timing light blips, there's spark!
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yup, but pertonix ignitiors are known to croak like this, but they do have a 30 month warranty, so your good ither way
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I had one fail on me just like that. You'd be better off installing an HEI. You wouldn't have to worry about getting stuck somewhere in the middle of the night.
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thanks guys, but it turns out the bolt holding the distributor in place was loose, and it turned about 45 degrees around, throwing the timing way off. thanks for the help though
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