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Stereo receiver power wire
#11
What did you use for the trigger wire for the relay?



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#12
(01-01-2020, 09:27 AM)Don C Wrote: What did you use for the trigger wire for the relay?

The 'I' post of the solenoid if you mean the ignition wire.
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#13
If you used the Pertronix relay it should be fine. Other 12 volt relays are designed to work on 12 volts, not the reduced voltage of the coil wire or the "I" terminal. When you crank the engine a regular 12 volt relay will engage, but may not stay engaged on the reduced run voltage. In order for the relay coil windings to continue to work it will draw more current at the reduced voltage, which may damage the windings in a regular 12 volt relay.

https://pertronix.com/pertronix-2001-ign...ion_tabbed

EDIT: The above is assuming that the original ignition wiring is still in place and the circuit that connects the coil to the "I" terminal is still active.



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
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(01-01-2020, 10:16 AM)Don C Wrote: If you used the Pertronix relay it should be fine. Other 12 volt relays are designed to work on 12 volts, not the reduced voltage of the coil wire or the "I" terminal. When you crank the engine a regular 12 volt relay will engage, but may not stay engaged on the reduced run voltage. In order for the relay coil windings to continue to work it will draw more current at the reduced voltage, which may damage the windings in a regular 12 volt relay.

https://pertronix.com/pertronix-2001-ign...ion_tabbed

EDIT: The above is assuming that the original ignition wiring is still in place and the circuit that connects the coil to the "I" terminal is still active.

Yes, I'm using the Pertronix relay but my ignition wire is disconnected.
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#15
Sounds like your ignition is good to go, then. My only question about it is what coil you're running and is it connected to the original coil wire. If so you may be able to improve your cold starts by connecting the wire to the "I" terminal to supply battery voltage to the coil while cranking the engine.

Did you find a suitable source for your receiver main power?



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(01-08-2020, 10:39 AM)Don C Wrote: Sounds like your ignition is good to go, then. My only question about it is what coil you're running and is it connected to the original coil wire. If so you may be able to improve your cold starts by connecting the wire to the "I" terminal to supply battery voltage to the coil while cranking the engine.

Did you find a suitable source for your receiver main power?

I'm running an MSD Blaster II with a ready to run dizzy. I need to check if the original wire is still connected but I don't think so.

Hell, I haven't find a main power yet. Since November I'm working straight and my only day off was Christmas Day when I was able to install the amp, speakers and the receiver and my next probably will be around March when we'll finish our project and It's still getting dark early to do it when I get home.  That's why I'm asking a lot and want to make sure I'd good to go hooking it up because it'd take only 10 mins and I could do it during lunch. Big Grin
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