Re: 1940 Packard 180 petronix

Posted by Owen_Dyneto On 2022/5/7 7:43:54
I have several friends who tried a Pertronix on their 356-engined Packards. They all converted back to conventional points and condenser after repeated failures to start, unless at absolute peak voltage the 6-volt system just doesn't have enough reserve to enable the Petronix to trigger. I later found this was a well-known problem and at least one of the Packard vendors stopped selling the Pertronix for 6-volt systems.

Yes, they all used the standard coil, no problems in that regard.

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