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Technical 6 volt pertronix

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by flattie38, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. flattie38
    Joined: May 3, 2010
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    Has anyone installed a 6 volt positive ground pertronix in their 1955 Ford car? Has anyone installed a 6 volt positive ground with a 57 Ford or later distributor? How much trouble did you have? Remember it's a 57 later distributor and 6 volt positive ground. DJP
     
  2. haychrishay
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  3. tom in nh
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
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    Make sure your generator / battery / wiring / connections are up to snuff.
    Good luck.
     
  4. scotts52
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    Yes, they are.
     
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  5. Mike51Merc
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    Installed Pertronix 6V pos gnd in a '51. No trouble at all.

    Are you asking whether the distributor cares about polarity? If so, the answer is NO.
     
  6. a50merc
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
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    I think that you are a little Confused a 55 is 6 volt
    But NOT Positive Ground
    I Built a 55 T-Bird with a Ford 427 & changed it to a 12 volt
    and Standard Shift.!

    just my 3.5 cents
    or when the Cows
    come Home.!
     
  7. flattie38
    Joined: May 3, 2010
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    from Taylor, Mi

    Have a 6 volt alternator
     
  8. flattie38
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    1955 Fords were the last year for 6 volt positive ground. All fords up to that year were 6 volt positive ground. In 1956 they finally became 12 volt. I have a 6 volt positive grd with a later dist. I guess that the confusion here.
     
  9. haychrishay
    Joined: Jul 23, 2008
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    Im not trying to be a smart a**, but why not make it 12 volt neg ground? This is what I did on my 40. I use pertronix and it works great. I did encounter one problem, when it had real wire plug wires in the stock loom it failed. I spoke with the pertronix guy and he told me to use suppression wires and that cured the problem.
     
  10. It is important that you get the right polarity on your PerTronix Ignitor kit 6 v positive and negative ground are DIFFERENT kits
     

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