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Old 04-11-2011, 01:39 PM
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Default Blaster 2 coil with Pertronix Ignitor?

I have a 67 Ford Fairlane with a 390. It's mainly a street cruiser with a 3x2 carb setup and a very slight upgraded cam (slight lope idle).

The distributor is stock with a Pertronix Ignitor electronic conversion inside. It was installed be a previous owner. Age is unknown. The car also had a matching Pertronix coil. Recently had a slight part throttle misfire and found the coil was leaking a little oil around the terminals. I replaced the coil with a Blaster 2 #8202 coil.

Do I need to use a ballast resistor with this coil/ignition combo?

It did not have a ballast resistor with the old coil. I did look it the Pertronix coils are available with either 1.5 or 3.0 Ohms Primary resistance (not sure which one I had) vs the MSD coil's .7 ohms.

BTW, the part throttle misfire is still there despite new coil, plugs, wires, cap and rotor.

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Old 04-12-2011, 07:30 AM
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no resistor needed.... is the coil mounted up and down...or laying on its side?
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:25 AM
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no resistor needed.... is the coil mounted up and down...or laying on its side?
Thanks!

The coil is laying on it's side. Does it matter?
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