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Hello Sonett Owners,

I am attempting to install a Petronix ignition. There is a short copper wire that is

attached to the distributors bottom plate and to the vacuum advance bracket. This wire

prevents the Petronix bottom plate from siting flat on this distributor plate. The instructions

state the Petronix bottom plate must sit flat.

Any ideas ?  Can I just remove this wire ?

Thanks, Mark

1968 Sonett with 1971 engine

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Looks like the wire attached to the bottom plate is the distributor internal ground lead. This ground is still required for the electronic system to work properly.

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Thank you! I will remove this ground, and relocate it,
so the Petronix plate will sit flat.

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From Petronix instructions:

 

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"prevents the Petronix bottom plate from siting flat on this distributor plate." I have installed two Pertronix units. If memory serves me well I don't think the unit's bottom plate would interfere with that wire. When you take out the points the magnetic collar goes over the distributor shaft and the other part of the Pertronix unit goes where the points were. It is screwed into place using the original screw and then the final piece goes on top of that. It doesn't go completely around the distributor sides. Doesn't the final installation look like this in my crude graphic showing the two Pertronix pieces

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Hello Juan,

The ground wire interfered with the rotation of the vacuum plate.

I extended the copper ground wire about an inch for clearance.

All is good now.

Thanks, Mark