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  • Ignition: Pertronix coil

    Does Pertronix ignition REQUIRE a Pertronix coil?

  • #2
    No.
    But you do need the resistance required by Pertronics. Either in your coil or with the correct Ballast resistor.
    '64 R2 back on da road again

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    • #3
      That depends, if you get an Igniter I, II or III Electronic Ignition System !
      The Igniter "I" is the Only one that can use less than 45,000 Volts.

      The Pertronixs for the Single Point Prestolite Dist. used OEM in all '62 to '64 Model V8's only comes in a "III".
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        Thankyou for your replies.

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        • #5
          The problem is primary winding resistance. I just installed one and they said it should be 1.5 Ohms; it measured exactly 1.5 Ohms. An off the shelf coil will usually run much higher resistance, which I must assume, would not be very good for unit. I had a unit fail a couple mos ago. The red wire was defective, Just so you know.

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