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RE: Petronix Q

After installing the Pertronix you will need to adjust your timing.  Follow

I didn't want to get into this part, but since Pertronix came up...
Had my carbs cleaned and rebuilt (new gaskets and such), why?  Well, let's
say that believe people when they say don't gasoline sit in a car over a
of months...it DOES turn to varnish and clog everything!  $473 (OUCH!) and
hours later my baby is back up and running on, get this Jim and Keith, a
ignition system.  Yep, my Pertronix quit so the mechanic had to go to stock
points, then my Jacobs Bug-Pak *died* so they had to use the *stock* coil
used as a switch for the Bug-Pak so it stays in the car), THEN they found
one of
the spark plug wires had a 1/4" gap in it so the buffer that "stores" power
the plugs was all being wasted on the one cylinder, soooo I'm back to using
*stock* 7mm wires.  They used an oscilloscope or something like that while
driving it around and the computer was acting all sorts of weird.

Needless to say, I did not race at Bremerton Dragstrip or at Seattle
International Raceway, however, with the tuned carbs my gas mileage on the
highway is up to 24mpg and I have plenty of power in 5th gear to accelerate
past 90mph :)

She goes back into the shop in the next week or two for further testing and
probably a VERY good bitch session to Jacobs...  The Pertronix lasted three
years.  The Compufire on my Porsche has lasted two (and it would still be
functioning if it weren't for that stone wall I hit).
   Toby Erkson
   air_cooled_nut@pobox.com  <-- Please use this address for email
   '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L, Berg five-speed
   '75 Porsche 914 1.8L, ORPCA member
   Portland, Oregon, http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/8501/

>-----Original Message-----
>can i have the timing set with
>the stock points in it and then install the petronix right 
>after that?  or is
>that a bit irish, and i should just have the timing set with 
>the petronix in

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