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Pertronix PN for a 54 Chev w/235 12volt

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Westside Lefty, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. Westside Lefty
    Joined: Jul 25, 2007
    Posts: 332

    Westside Lefty
    from Venice

    The Pertronix part number in the catalog for a 1954 Bel Air w/ a 235 is 1168 but it doesn't specify 12v or 6v. The car has already been converted to 12v. Can I run the recommended part number even though its been converted?
  2. sanmartin72
    Joined: Oct 29, 2006
    Posts: 274


    1168 , Yup
    if it has 12p after , then no
    Most of them come negative ground unless you ask
    for 6volt positve or 12volt positive.

    Take out your points and condenser and replace it with the
    ignitor and the magnet.
    black wire from Ignitor to negative ( - ) side of the coil
    red wire to the positive (+) side of coil.

  3. Mopar34
    Joined: Aug 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,028


    According to my info a plain 1168 (with no additonal letters or numbers following the "8") is for a 12 volt negative ground. The 6 volt model of this would be the 1168N6.

    I got my Pertronix stuff from

    They were very helpful in getting me the correct stuff and for help getting me up and running. They usually respone to their email very quickly, in case you need to ask a question.

    On the other hand, Martin has given you excellent advice.

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