7. The unit is actually turning off, and back on as the coil charges and releases energy. Install the distributor cap and fasten it down securely. The multimeter should show a fluctuation between battery voltage and zero volts. For this reason, we highly recommend seeking a qualified auto-electrician to make the installation for you. How difficult is it to install an Ignitor? Later in the afternoon we changed over to a prototype of the Ignitor II and a low resistance Flame-Thrower coil that PerTronix had sent us for evaluation. If you are using an analog style meter make sure to zero the needle. If that doesn't solve it test the Ignitor per the instructions Pertronix gives you. I read some threads on Pertronix installations, but it didn't sound like anyone had the same issue i'm having. The coil will still need a minimum of 1.5 ohms of resistance, either internally such as the Flame-Thrower or in the form of a resistor wire or ballast resistor. Its higher voltage allows larger spark plug gaps for added power, smoother response and better fuel economy. Set your voltmeter to a 15 or 20-volt scale. Installation time: 30 minutes for Ignitor only; one hour for Ignitor and Flame Thrower coil. THIS MEANS THAT IF THE IGNITOR HAS A FAULT, IT WILL NOT OPERATE AT ALL. A kit that has been designed for a particular distributor type may also fit other distributors that use the same point set, cap and rotor. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 18 of 18 ... i'll check how much power is getting to the coil as you say in the first place and start from there.they may be being damaged by something else as you said.the coils i've used were oil filled and they tested bad with a olm meter as directed in the manual,no resistance. Click on the appropriate diagram for complete wiring instructions. Measure from the negative terminal to the positive terminal. A typical resistance wire will provide 9 - 6 volts. Due to high demand, we now have our own wire extension kit which comes with ultra-high grade flexible automotive wire, and all connectors required for a fast install. Black case for a stock look.6 volt coils can be used with 6 volt point systems. These circuits usually are in the wire from the ignition switch to the coil. The "tech" is like talking to the cashier at the convience store. Check ignition timing, and adjust to the desired setting. Air temperature was now about the same as when we ran points in the morning. Our Flame-Thrower coils are designed specifically for compatibility with our Ignitor 1, 2 and 3 units. If yes the ignition appears to be working. The Ignitor II also watches over your shoulder, automatically shutting off the ignition system if the ignition switch is accidentally left on. Pay particular attention to the ground wire inside the distributor for proper connection. (See 'Misfiring' point above for 'Voltage Testing' tips). Inspect the Ignitor wiring connections and look for damage. Also, to quickly test for a “Low Voltage Problem” or for adequate voltage, remove the Ignitor II red wire from the coil positive terminal. Attach the black lead of the multimeter to the Ignitor module black wire. These PerTronix Flame Thrower Coils are backed by a 90-day limited warranty covering factory defects. Still the car doesn't fire. Do I wire this coil with or without the ballast resistor. Their website gives diagrams for both, but I don't know which way to go. I have a 40,000 volt flamethrower coil on order to go with an existing pertronix ignitor in the dizzy. Turn the ignition switch off. I thought having the high power coil over the stock coil/balast setup might help smooth out the roughness I get between 6800 and 7100 rpm. What can I check? To determine if your systems coil is compatible with the Ignitor, some measurements should be taken prior to installation of the Ignitor. Michelle Schaefer began writing in 1998 for "The Pennsylvania Homeschooler" with advice for parents educating their handicapped children at home. Tach and condenser connections will remain the same. This will give you the system current or amperage. If the vehicle starts with this test refer to steps 2-4 of the wiring Unplug the red Ignitor module wire. If you answered "NO" to any of the previous questions, go back and correct the condition before proceeding. Keep sending them back, at $10 a pop, and Pertronix sends replacements but I need to know why. Occasionally the wires may need to be extended. Measure voltage at the positive terminal on the coil.