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pertronix ignitor for prestolite distributor #2850607
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Hi All, does anyone know what Pertronix Ignitor kit fits in a Prestolite dual point distributor..... this is for a 1969 440 - 6 pack engine with a dual point prestolite distributor the distributor number is; IBS - 4014C , Chrysler # 2875981 . I went to pertronix web site, not very user friendly & clear as mud, so any help will do, THANKS.

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Re: pertronix ignitor for prestolite distributor [Re: buzz440] #2850929
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Re: pertronix ignitor for prestolite distributor [Re: John_Kunkel] #2850982
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Thanks for the reply/info.....are you running this ignitor on your car ? I read somewhere that the ignitor (3) must be used with their flame thrower 3 coil or it does not function properly. I read all the info and would really like to install the ignitor 3 in the car.... alot of cool advantages but I have a (new) date coded coil which I would like to use with this ignitor but if it causes problems what does one do?

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Re: pertronix ignitor for prestolite distributor [Re: buzz440] #2851274
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i run an ignitor on my 69 big block and I used their coil and painted it black and got the decal to make it look like a stock date coded coil setup.. works great for me and looks stock.

Re: pertronix ignitor for prestolite distributor [Re: Kilrbee] #2851288
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I am also running the Ignitor I in my dual point distributor and using their 1.5ohm coil number PT40011. This coil is already black, sorry I dont remember the number on the Ignitor I. You can call their tech line and they will tell you.

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Re: pertronix ignitor for prestolite distributor [Re: gygeneral] #2851604
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Re: pertronix ignitor for prestolite distributor [Re: RealWing] #2851632
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Sorry I can't find any info there
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Re: pertronix ignitor for prestolite distributor [Re: buzz440] #2851782
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Originally Posted by buzz440
Sorry I can't find any info there
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I changed the link. Should work now
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1969 Barracuda 340-4bbl, FB Formula S auto
1969 Barracuda 6.1 L Hemi, 5 speed, Convertible
2015 BMW K1600 GTL
Re: pertronix ignitor for prestolite distributor [Re: RealWing] #2851892
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Jim, wow not such a great review on that product, lots of problems ..........but it seems that the problem is with the ( ignitor 3 ) does this also apply to the ( ignitor 2 ) ????
would really like to go point free in my dizzy and a friend has a pertronix kit installed in his (chrysler dual point) distributor for his 340 dart must be 10 years now and it still runs great.

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Re: pertronix ignitor for prestolite distributor [Re: buzz440] #2851907
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Originally Posted by buzz440
Hi All, does anyone know what Pertronix Ignitor kit fits in a Prestolite dual point distributor..... this is for a 1969 440 - 6 pack engine with a dual point prestolite distributor the distributor number is; IBS - 4014C , Chrysler # 2875981 . I went to pertronix web site, not very user friendly & clear as mud, so any help will do, THANKS.

Later, BUZZ




There are several Pertronix applications for the Prestolite dual point application kits I thru III, I don't currently have the mfg's application catalog in front of me, your best course of action is to CALL Pertronix tech, and have your Prestolite tag info available to insure the right application, this is often the problem some encounter when retrofitting their distributor... choosing the wrong kit

If you are using an Ignitor I kit, keep in mind there is no protection for the HallCell, it can be burned out if the ignition is left in the run position for more than 30 seconds without the engine running...

Ignitor II,III have internal protection to safe guard the HallCell

I'd recommend bypassing the ballast resistor for a full 12 volt application when wiring the Pertronix.... otherwise a ballast in the system just defeats/cripples it voltage wise and leaves a weak link in the system, if you wish to retain the ballast for an OEM look, there are ways to defeat it and still keep it in the system, just ask...

No aluminum terminal dist caps, brass only...

DO use the proper ignition coil be it Flame Thrower Pertronix model or other as long as it has the proper ohm/turn ratio value and no internal resistor...personally I prefer the epoxy filled Pertronix Flame Thrower... the kit you choose will determine the Ohm/turn ratio values

Be sure to retain the breaker plate ground strap inside the Prestolite distributor unless the kit you install says to discard it ...

No solid core sparkplug wires...

I've done Pertronix conversions for 3 decades, automotive, heavy equipment, marine applications without a single failure to date.... proper kit, proper installation on quality components is key to avoiding any issues

mike

Re: pertronix ignitor for prestolite distributor [Re: buzz440] #2851956
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I use Pertronix 1382 (original version before II or III) with stock coil and jumper the ballast resistor to provide full 12 v.
To jump the ballast resistor either gut one and replace resistor with a solid wire and solder the terminals, or make up a short piece of wire and install the piggy-back (Molex 19043-0010 ) terminal to retain original ballast resistor.



Re: pertronix ignitor for prestolite distributor [Re: srt] #2852015
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SRT, I would like to do the same installation as you ,plain ole 1382 with my coil and bypass the ballast, (BUT) does the 1382 fit in a prestolite dual point distributor ?
if so.... problem solved, I really don't need the fancy stuff that comes with the ignitor 2 and 3 like multi spark or rev limiter. I just hope 1382 fits in my dizzy.

Later, BUZZ

Re: pertronix ignitor for prestolite distributor [Re: buzz440] #2852022
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Originally Posted by buzz440
SRT, I would like to do the same installation as you ,plain ole 1382 with my coil and bypass the ballast, (BUT) does the 1382 fit in a prestolite dual point distributor ?
if so.... problem solved, I really don't need the fancy stuff that comes with the ignitor 2 and 3 like multi spark or rev limiter. I just hope 1382 fits in my dizzy.

Later, BUZZ

According to the Pertronix catalog, 1382 is an obsolete number. The current Ignitor I is 1385LS and it indicated via footnote 10, that it is for dual point distributors. The catalog can be accessed/downloaded on their web site https://pertronixbrands.com/pages/catalog-downloads


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1969 Barracuda 340-4bbl, FB Formula S auto
1969 Barracuda 6.1 L Hemi, 5 speed, Convertible
2015 BMW K1600 GTL
Re: pertronix ignitor for prestolite distributor [Re: buzz440] #2852049
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Yes, Prestolite dual point with oem breaker plate.
The number I gave you is the number of the box. I had to wait for them to finish up production and as above the number may be obsolete, yet I see them still for sale with that number.
It was very easy install.
Pertronix web page for the 1382
I did not mention and should have. When starting with pertronix have the key in the run position for about 5 seconds, then start. Before I figured that out I'd have to crank for awhile before it would start.


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