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    fitting pertronix kit.

    Hi There, bought a pertronix ignitor kit and coil for my
    55 chevy, the instructions look straight forward enough
    but they say take the distributor out of the engine,
    its probably the easiest way to fit the kit but I would
    be happier fitting it in sitchue, so the timing will still
    be right, the air gap between the ignitor and the magnet
    ring has to be between .10 to .60 and if I don't have to
    shim the shaft above the camdrive could I struggle with
    the dizzy in, this is a chevy v8 so a bit of a stretch,
    your thoughts, cheers Richard.

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    It shouldn't be any different to fitting a set of points so I'd leave it in there. Make sure the wires inside the distributor wont foul any moving parts

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    The timing will almost certainly change even if you do manage to change it over in situ. Best to check it afterwards to be safe.
    Cheers, Martin
    Maybe I'm just sick in the head.

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    I fitted one to my cars Pontiac 350 9dizzy at the back) I hate timing engines so fitted it in situ, carefully followed the instructions and well impressed

    Been good so far
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    Thanks for that, I will install with dizzy in, if I have any concerns
    my mate is a mechanic. cheers Richard.

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