Pertronix pointless ignition question

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Pertronix pointless ignition question

Post by TransCorps » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:13 am

Hello everyone, I'm thinking of installing a pertronix pointless ignition in my 24 volt M38, part # MV-141A. When I look through the pertronix catalog, one of the footnotes mentions "not for use with solid core spark plug wires". I have original type spark plug wires in my M38, so I assume these are solid core? If so can I not use this with the original type plug wires? I have searched through the posts but couldn't really find the answer.

Also has anyone already installed this pointless system, just seeing what else I have to do to the distributor for this installation. Do I have to adjust the gaps on the plug?

Footnotes from pertronix catalog...
66 24-volt system
67 Mil-Spec Waterproof Ignition
79 Not for use with solid core spark plug wires

Thanks for the help...
Paul
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April 1951 M38

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Re: Pertronix pointless ignition question

Post by Bill F » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:10 pm

I am using that kit in my m38 with orginal wires. No issues.
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Re: Pertronix pointless ignition question

Post by eaw46 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:44 am

I used a Pertronix kit in my M725 with good result. No changes in anything. Eddy

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Re: Pertronix pointless ignition question

Post by TransCorps » Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:43 pm

Thanks guys, you're right works great with no changes...
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