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02-09-2003, 10:35 PM
I installed a Pertronix unit in my negative ground TR3A this weekend. It is pretty simple install. I did check the wire connections (red to positive, black to negative). When I turned on the key, the white (from ignition) wire to the coil started to fry. Obviously a short. Any suggestions? I thought I would call the company this week and ask them. Model installed is LU142A

Thanks for your help.


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Gary Pope
02-11-2003, 12:12 PM

Is it possible the red wire got nicked by the rotor inside the distrib and grounding on the base plate?

Apparently this is easily achieved. graemlins/savewave.gif

02-14-2003, 06:31 PM
I installed a Pertronix in my Healey BJ8 a couple years ago. It initially did great - fired right up and sounded good. However, after about ten minutes failed. Upon very close inspection, noticed a small heat bubble. Supplier replaced with no questions and the replacement has done fine since. Good luck!