67 Wiring Idea - Thoughts?
I have been going through, testing and repairing my wiring harnesses. I have been working on the dash wiring and the engine wiring harnesses.
My question involves the ignition wire to the coil. I am now running the Pertronix ignition, but my wiring harness has the resistor wire in it. I have read that the Pertronix ignition needs full 12 volt and that running them through the resistor wire can cause premature failure.
I know many of you suggest running points and I may learn that lesson and go back to them at some point but for now, I will be staying with the Pertronix.
I am thinking about adding a full 12 volt wire to the engine harness. Since I have both harnesses out of the car, it would be relatively easy to add a wire to an open spot in the bulkhead connectors. On the dash harness side, I would tap the same wire that connects to the resistor wire on the engine harness side. Then, I could use one or the other wire, depending on if I was running points or the Pertronix ignition. I would obviously secure and insulate the unused wire.
I did think about replacing the resistor wire completely and then just adding a resistor to the full 12volt wire if I ever went back to points, but I would have to rip apart the harness to replace the resistor wire.
Has anyone done the same? Any thoughts about this approach?
Thanks in advance.