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Old 07-16-2016, 01:27 AM
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Your shop manual says the OEM coil has a primary resistance of:
1.4-1.54 ohms.

It also says your OEM ballast resistor should measure:
1.3-1.4 ohms.

If the Flame Thrower is a 1.5 ohm coil, it is the same as your original coil and it will work well with your original ballast resistor.

For proper ballast resistance on the 3 ohm Flame Thrower, call Pertronix. To me, it looks suspiciously like an 'internal resistance' coil because if I add the OEM ballast resistance and the OEM coil resistance, I come up with about three ohms. - Dave
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