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I installed a Pertronix system on my 64 Riv last year. Until 3 days ago it ran like a champ. Just for grins, I checked the dwell angle - it's 48 degrees. WTF? Anybody else out there ever put a dwell meter on a Pertronix system? What kind of dwell angle did you get?<P>Thanks.

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WTF indeed! By my calculation, 48 deg is impossible. 360/8 = 45 deg, so the dwell must be less than 45 deg. Could it be that your dwell meter malfunctions with the Pertronix system?

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The original and lsc units give 25deg steady dwell, the II series with it's brainy features starts out at around 20-22 and goes up to 35 or so as the rpm increases..<P>My guess is your analyzer doesn't like the pertronix unit...

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I concur, some tachs just don't interface well with electronic ignitions, whether it's correct idle speed readings or other things. On the electronic systems, the dwell is in the control module (as I understand it). Yet, for a V-8, your reported readings do sound a little high . . . does your dwell tach automatically sense 4, 6, or 8 cylinders?<P>Enjoy!<BR>NTX5467

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