Archive for May, 2009

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Here’s a fun fact about the Pertronix Ignitor – it requires a ballast resistor when using a low-impedance coil. This was made perfectly clear when I tried to hook up an MSD Blaster coil, and after running for about 30 seconds, smoke started coming out of the distributor. Upon further inspection the Pertronix sensor had a hole blown through the side of it.

Hooked the stock coil back up, and the car runs fine.