This actually doesn't concern my Cougar but the Polara yet still a ignition issue which could happen in either. It took me awhile to get the Polara sorted out with the timing gear change and putting in a Pertronix 2. It has been running for the last month now and seemed pretty good. Yesterday I went out to start the car and it wouldn't start or even hint of catching. It did almost catch when I put the remote starter on it to get spark from a spark plug. This made me pull out my volt meter to check voltage in run and start. Had 12V (ignition 1) in run, as the Pertronix wants, since I bypassed the resistor. The brown start wire which has 10V, during start, now had 0 volts. Actually had maybe 4 volts for a split second and then went to zero during start. Ah, that is my problem, but why? Where did the 10V go all of a sudden in two days when on ignition 2? Did something happen to the switch?