I ordered the pertronix relay kit and the flamethrower coil. I wired it all up tonight, relay directly to the battery with a 30amp fuse, triggered by the 6 volt ignition wire that then puts 12 volts to the flamethrower coil and pertronix ignition. There is no magic here...
Twist the key, won't start. Grab the mutlimeter and leave the key on. No voltage at the coil, check the relay and its got voltage. I pull the relay out and put it back in and check to make sure I'm getting 6 volts to the relay from the ignition wire and I am. I check the coil voltage again and its now showing 12 volts. Odd but ok.
Twist the key and it starts right up and idles awesome. I shut it off and start it back up 4-5 times, works great and starts instantly each time.
I shut it off and put the air cleaner back on and start cleaning up to go for a ride. 15 min later I get in the car and it won't start. Grrrr.... I pull the multi meter back out and I have power to the coil, everything is as it should be. I check my connections 1000 times, everything has power but the car won't start.
I pull the dist cap and check the gap, looks good. When it cranks I can hear it wanting to start but just won't "catch" and run. It sounds like the the timing is off I'd guess.
I bypass the relay and all the wiring I did tonight and run the ignitor directly to the battery for 12 volts and wire the stock coil back in with the stock ignition wiring. Still won't start....
I gave up in frustration for the night. The next thing to do is put points back in it and see if the ignitor is junk.
I have no idea what is going on. I'm going to call a friend to come over tomorrow so I can check the voltage while the engine is cranking over and see if its getting power.