How do you wire a Pertronix Ignitor?
Accordingly, how do you wire a Pertronix ignition?
First, if you have an external ballast resistor or resistance wire, connect the red ignitor wire to the ignition wire prior to the ballast resistor or resistance wire. Second, if you do not have a an external resistor you must connect the ignitor red wire to a 12-volt source that is controlled by the ignition switch.
Also, how do I know if my PerTronix ignitor is bad? Check contact surface area of distributor “Hold Down Bracket” for proper ground. Check sticker on the backside of module "Ignitor by PerTronix" If the Sticker is shriveled up, wrinkled, cracked, or if you see any burn marks on that side of module the unit over heated and failed for various reasons.
Consequently, how does a Pertronix ignitor work?
The Pertronix Ignitor does essentially the same thing as the original points and condenser, making and breaking the ground connection for the coil. It requires one additional wire to provide battery power to the electronic module. Pertronix ignition can be static timed in the same manner as points ignition.
How do you wire a flamethrower distributor?
There are two wires on all our distributors, One is RED it goes to the + side of the coil. The other is BLACK it goes to the - side of the coil. You want a full 12v to the coil + side (no ballast resistor). If it is a standard Flame Trower Distributor, you want a 1.5 ohm coil like our Flame Thrower.