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Flamethrower 3.0 ohm Coil
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: September 25, 2017 02:39PM

I have a Corvair here with points and condensor. It has a Flamethrower coil that says 3.0 ohms resistance on it.
From previous Pertronix discussions I thought that the stock coil has about 1.6 ohms and the resistor wire has about 1.6 ohms for a total of about 3 ohms of resistance. Does that mean that this coil should run without an additional resistor?
Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: Flamethrower 3.0 ohm Coil
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 25, 2017 02:44PM

Correct.. wire it direct 12 vdc..... but that eliminates the Yellow 12 volt booster at startup....shouldn't hurt..





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Re: Flamethrower 3.0 ohm Coil
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: October 09, 2017 08:35AM

So I found that the resistor wire has just been added outside the harness (cobbled together non-stock) before the coil.
Would you be comfortable with removing the reistor wire so a direct 12 volts to a 3.0 ohm coil and Pertronix 1?
How about direct 12 volts to a 3.0 ohm coil and points?
The fellow shipped me a new 3.0 ohm Flaamethrower coil and new Pertronix 1 plus he already had a used 3.0 ohm coil as a spare so I feel like I should use it (with a point as a back-up of course). Thanks,
Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: Flamethrower 3.0 ohm Coil
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 09, 2017 10:13AM

YES straight 12 volts will be fine..





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Re: Flamethrower 3.0 ohm Coil
Posted by: MonzaJPD61 ()
Date: October 09, 2017 10:40AM

Jim,

Please let us know how things work out. I've tried various combos with both Pertronix Ignitor I and II and am back to stock everything on my EM ignition...points, condenser, coil, wiring, etc.

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Re: Flamethrower 3.0 ohm Coil
Posted by: BILLG ()
Date: October 09, 2017 08:13PM

I too changed back from Flamethrower to original points and condenser. Works better and no dieseling!

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Re: Flamethrower 3.0 ohm Coil
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: October 10, 2017 04:31AM

Someone PMed me about the fact that with a direct 12 volts and 3.0 ohm coil, you lose the "boost" when starting. I should have thought of that being a Minnesota guy. The Van in question is from Grand Marais where it is colder still.
O/T, first 30 degree frosty overnight here.
Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: Flamethrower 3.0 ohm Coil
Posted by: cepak ()
Date: October 10, 2017 05:33AM

Before with points and condenser, you were only getting 12 volts to the coil when
the ignition switch was turned on, through the ignition circuit, and you were
trying to start the vehicle. Now, you have 12 volts when starting and 12 volts
when driving as well.


Tom Cepak
Fort Worth, TX



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