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45D distributor voltage

Postby Theycallmeford » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:08 pm

Hello all,

I recently purchased a 45D points distributor on sale from victoria british. I understand eventually I will get into modifications for the timing curve, but for now I have a voltage question. Does the 45D accept a 6 or 12volt source? Currently, I have the car wired with a 12v source running through an external ballast to an ignition coil.

Any help would be appreciated!

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Re: 45D distributor voltage

Postby Theycallmeford » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:57 pm

Well, I think the distributor needs 12v running through the ballast to the coil, but is there a wire from the solenoid that needs to run to the coil as additional voltage support during start up? If so, does this source need to run through a ballast?
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Re: 45D distributor voltage

Postby Theycallmeford » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:15 pm

If I were to use the electronic negative ground pertronix, does this require a ballast for the coil or no?
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Re: 45D distributor voltage

Postby Theycallmeford » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:18 pm

For future reference...

The 45d distributor may be used as a direct replacement. If you use the 45d with points, you will still need to use a ballasted ignition system; either through external ballast or through a ballasted ignition coil. Make sure you have a good ground to the engine block and frame/battery, and the distributor body is ground well to block. The main difference the 45d may have compared to the 25d distributor is the advance curve. I am not to this point yet, so I will have to post my findings later.

If you use the pertronix electronic ignition system, there is no need for a ballasted system from what I have read. Please see pertronix instructions for more information.
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