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Old November 20th, 2018, 10:14 PM
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True, but not running taking up space in my shop is worthless also. I bought this truck running drove it a couple times then not getting any spark. I just want to drive it.
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Old November 20th, 2018, 11:18 PM
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As one of the few "sky is falling" members here, I have to chime in and say that computer ignition is great, but it isn't original and maybe more importantly if Russia, China, or some terrorist fires of a nuclear or dirty bomb your truck will be useless. Exactly as good as any computer controlled brand new one. Meaning to say it won't work at all.

On the other hand, points don't care if terrorists are around. They get your family moving regardless.

Just my 2 cents.
Just another reason to keep your old points in the glove box after you install Pertronix.
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Old November 21st, 2018, 05:02 AM
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Default Re: Electronic points upgrade.

Keeping the points handy is a great idea and compromise. Pertronix seems to have good support here. That's worth something.
I guess poster does not want help with the actual issue, which may not even be fixed with HEI or Pertronix.
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Old November 28th, 2018, 06:02 PM
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True, but not running taking up space in my shop is worthless also. I bought this truck running drove it a couple times then not getting any spark. I just want to drive it.
How about just going to Napa and getting a new coil, condenser, and points?
They also sell the pertronix which comes with a coil and module. The coil bolts in place of the old one and the module bolts in place of the points using the distributor in the truck.
You may have other electrical issues causing no spark as well. Engine isn't the problem it's something else. Stock coil, points and condenser is cheap so start there.
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Default Re: Electronic points upgrade.

Thanks for the reply. I have infact ordered the pertronix points. Hope to get it on the road again.
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