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I have a 1970 GTO coupe with a 455ci and 400R tranny. I just had some work done and they put on a electric conversion (Pertronix) kit on the distributor. The tach was working great until this conversion, but now when it's hooked up to the negative it kills the engine. Any ideas?
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There should be some special instructions that came with the electronic conversion to make the tach work again.
I prefer the stock distributor with an MSD unit, looks totally stock (when the MSD is hidden) and everything works like it should, including the tach.
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set the rev limiter on the petronix and don't stress over the tac

I agree with Rukee though, contact them and see what they say, sounds like it's a simple fix.
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