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You can try quickly grounding the (-) terminal of the coil and taking it away. Either when that ground connection is made, or when it's broken, you should get a spark from the coil. (You can use a spare plug wire and plug connected to the coil's center terminal; tape the plug so the threads are grounded.)

Evidently leaving the key "on" for more than ~30 seconds without the engine running is a good way to kill a Pertronix. Supposedly Pertronix-2 takes care of this problem. Not sure about Compufire.

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