Swap Mallory with Pertronix FlameThrower HEI III

Discussion in 'Sparky's corner' started by Cutlass, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. Cutlass

    Cutlass Platinum Level Contributor

    Is it possible to just replace the Mallory module with the one from Pertronix in a stock distributor (wiring aside)? I want to have a rev limiter, thats my motivation. IMG_2126.JPG IMG_3472.JPG
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  2. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    From the looks of your pictures I would say no......the hei module goes with the hei dist. That dist uses magnetic pickup and the module controls dwell time and stuff of the coil, your Mallory module err looks like a replacement for a points dist.......that setup uses a hall effect style pickup
     
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  3. Darron72Skylark

    Darron72Skylark Well-Known Member

    If you still have a stock type distributor, then a Pertronix Ignitor 3 module will go right in. It’ll give you multi spark and a rev limiter
     
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  4. Cutlass

    Cutlass Platinum Level Contributor

    Thanks, I am still confused about HEI. I was under the assumption that HEI means Coil in the CAP. Did not know about the different ways of picking up the signal to fire within the distributor. Would you guys suggest to mate the Igniter III with a Flame Thrower III Coil?
    To find out, if the existing coil is hocked up to the stock type resistance wire I just need to measure the voltage, right? If it is below 10V I need to bypass it and run a standard wire instead, right?
    Any sense in replacing the stock cap and the stock 7mm wires (all new) with a 8mm setup?
     
  5. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Do you have the large diameter cap now with the coil in the cap, or is yours the small diameter stk style cap with external coil.

    Yes make sure you use the correct coil with the flame thrower, they are very sensitive to the resistance in the coil
     
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  6. Cutlass

    Cutlass Platinum Level Contributor

    Yes, it is the small diameter cap with external coil. Will that work with 8mm wires? I have not found dedicated caps for bigger diameter wires.
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  7. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

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  8. Darron72Skylark

    Darron72Skylark Well-Known Member

    That is exactly the set-up I’m running: Ignitor 3 with matching coil.

    Or, as Larry points out, you could use an external box to get the multi spark and rev limiter.
     
  9. Cutlass

    Cutlass Platinum Level Contributor

    Thanks, but I do not want to go with a box, don't want to leave that tuning / racing impression to the German TÜV. So I want to stick with stock appearance as much as possible.
    @Larry, do you have a real crimp tool for the wires, or did you use the included Mini-Stripper-Crimper?
     
  10. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    I have a real crimp tool, but you can achieve good results with the included tool.
     
  11. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

  12. Cutlass

    Cutlass Platinum Level Contributor

    Thanks, but anything wrong with the Pertronix Ignitor 3 module, which I have my eye set on?
     
  13. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Nothing wrong with it that I know. Honestly, I am not a fan of Pertronix, but I am sure the newer stuff is better than the original products they sold.
     

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