John was correct Nikita has a hot coil

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tommyintpa@aol.com

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In a message dated 7/15/04 1:25:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
amphicar770@yahoo.com writes:


> Tommy,
>
> You might check the "dwell" of the points. If they are staying
> closed too long, it can overheat and damage the coil.
>
> I avoid these problems by replacing the points with a Pertronix
> ignition module. It's a
> definite winner and not even very expensive. (about $85)
>
> John Friese
> 67 White
> 67 Red

John was correct the dwell was way wrong. Runs like a new car now. We did a
shade tree tune up and that was the problem.
OK I lead a very sheltered life. Where do I get a Pertronix ignition module?
Better yet would there be one for sale at Celina? We could install it into the
'68 "Weird Herald" on the spot. Or I will buy it and being it, just tell me
where. Thanks in advance, Tommy in Tampa


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Randy Bograd

Guest
Tommy,
I got mine from Retro Rockets
http://www.vintageperformance.com/retrorockets/

Part No. LU-142AP12 if your system is still positive ground.

Randy

On Thu, 15 Jul 2004 17:09:20 EDT tommyintpa@aol.com writes:
In a message dated 7/15/04 1:25:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
amphicar770@yahoo.com writes:


> Tommy,
>
> You might check the "dwell" of the points. If they are staying
> closed too long, it can overheat and damage the coil.
>
> I avoid these problems by replacing the points with a Pertronix
> ignition module. It's a
> definite winner and not even very expensive. (about $85)
>
> John Friese
> 67 White
> 67 Red

John was correct the dwell was way wrong. Runs like a new car now. We did
a
shade tree tune up and that was the problem.
OK I lead a very sheltered life. Where do I get a Pertronix ignition
module?
Better yet would there be one for sale at Celina? We could install it
into the
'68 "Weird Herald" on the spot. Or I will buy it and being it, just tell
me
where. Thanks in advance, Tommy in Tampa


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Larry & Nancy Solheim

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Glad you found the problem, Tommy. I got mine on-line at The Car Shop
www.carshopinc.com cost was $63.95 + UPS (they drop ship directly from
Petronix), took about 6 days. Part number LU-142AP12 is for positive ground,
12V Lucas ignitions (drop the P for negative ground) . The rubber fitment that
seals the lead entry into the distributor cap needs some minor trimming w/ an
Exacto knife for proper fitment. The group Escribe archives show a P/N just for
Amphicars, but it is special order, about twice the price, and it appears that
the Pertronix folk just use THEIR Exacto knife to trim a standard part.

Good Luck!

--Larry

tommyintpa@aol.com wrote:
[snip .... Or I will buy it and being it, just tell me
where. Thanks in advance, Tommy in Tampa

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