Pertronix Flamethrower Coil With Points?

Discussion in 'Sparky's corner' started by UticaGeoff, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. UticaGeoff

    UticaGeoff Well-Known Member

    Can a Pertronix Flamethrower coil be used with conventional points without damaging anything?

  2. 1969buickGS

    1969buickGS Well-Known Member

    YES, that is perfectly acceptable.

    You can use the Pertronix FlameThrower coil with your points ignition system.

    According to the Pertronix web site:
    While it's the perfect coil to go with the PerTronix Ignitor breakerless ignition, our 40,000 volt Flame-Thrower canister coil can benefit virtually any distributor type inductive system. Its higher voltage allows larger spark plug gaps for added power, smoother response and better fuel economy. These coils are internally resisted so they are compatible with many ignition systems.

    All right, keep us posted!
    Take care.
  3. UticaGeoff

    UticaGeoff Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much for your help. UticaGeoff
  4. 1969briviera

    1969briviera Antique Gold Poly

    Can it also be used with the same resistance wire from the points distributor?

  5. philbquick

    philbquick Founders Club Member

    It draws triple the current of a stock coil, .3 ohms vs 1 ohm. I would think that it would burn that resistor wire in short order. It should also burn the points up in 1/3 the time. Why don't you use the complete system with the Ingitor III like it was intended. If you do use it with points, find a .3 ohm balast resistor and a different 12 volt source.
  6. 1969briviera

    1969briviera Antique Gold Poly

    Thanks Phil. I am staying with points. Was just curious if this coil would be compatible. What is a good brand new coil these days that go with points?
  7. philbquick

    philbquick Founders Club Member

    As it turns out there are different Flame thrower coils. Part number 40011 has an 1.5 ohm primary and should work fine with your points and built-in resistor wire. Do not use the Flame Thrower III coil. Sorry for the confusion.
  8. 1969briviera

    1969briviera Antique Gold Poly

    No problem. Thanks. This one has an output of 40.000 volts. The AC Delco U505 also has an 1.5 ohm primary and 20.000 volts output that you know of? Those numbers aren't easy to find on the net.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2023

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