I was thinking of converting my older Accel distributor to a pointless setup. Its an Accel 37000A series dual point distributor hooked up to an Accel Lazar II CD box plus Accel Super coil. I purchased a Pertronix Ignitor II system 9AC-182A made for my distributor. On the old system with points both wires (red/Blk) ran to the points terminal on the CD box. I tried to also run the new Pertronix system the same way no luck (no spark)? I contacted the manufacturer tech center and they suggested running the red wire to ignition hot and the black wire to the points terminal on the Lazar II CD box and still no spark? I sent them several pictures of the installed unit and asked for help and they basically cannot help me anymore? I did what they said and seems no one there can help me now. After that I tried to ask my Camaro blog several times and not one hit or response? Seems like no has ever wired a Pertronix Ignitor ii unit to an Accel setup like mine? No one can help me out! Hoping someone out there can answer my question on how to wire this unit up. Thanks Jim,,
i understand ignitions well..i am not familiar with the accel lazar II CD box unit..upload the images you took.. as many as possible to a free account at photobucket..post the links to the pictures here..try this...pertronix red wire to accel box pin 5..pertronix black wire to accel box pin 7..leave any jumpers the same as when you had points as far a i could tell..that should work..do NOT hook RED wire to pin 4 that goes to the coil +.. there is a fairly good chance that there are several hundred volts there when the engine is running.. more than enough to blow the electronics out of the pertronixi could not see a diagram for this exact hook up but it should actually work this way..
Thanks for the input! I was running the 12V from the ignition fuse tab to the red wire and the black wire to the points terminal #7 on the CD box and got no spark. Do you think running the red wire from the 12V #5 terminal on the CD box will make a difference over the fuse box? If so, I will pull it a part again this week end and give it a whirl.Jim..
tell you what..remove the positive wire that comes from the box to the coil positive...install the red lead onto the coil positive..install the black lead onto the coil negative..hook a jumper wire from the battery positive to the coil positive.. so you have bypassed the ignition box.. see if the ignitor will fire the coil...if you are using one of the big accel super coils.. those may have require too many amps on the primary to operate for very long on the pertronix module..do you have the test sheet for the pertronix ????
the pertronix uses the mounting base as a GROUND for the power transistor circuit.what.. yep...is there a flexible ground lead between the distributor housing and the upper breaker plate.. by the way... what kind of engine is this on???your ignition box.. is able to handle all kinds of triggering.. its very impressive..it can use a conventional reluctor and pickup coil type of signal..it can handle hall effect sensor type of ignition systems..it can handle crank trigger ignition systems..if i still owned my antique snap on distributor scope.. i would find one of these and mount it to provide different ways to hook up distributors..
Hello, Some background.. The car is a 68 Camaro with a 327ci and it does have the big Accel super coil in place. The distributor does not have a internal ground wire as I have seen in OEM versions. Jim.