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Hello,

The restoration of my Esprit S1 is coming to an end  (almost literally :().

I installed a Pertronix ignition and a 3 ohm Flamethrower coil.

The engine was running nice.  But after 5 -10 minutes my pink resistor wire went up in smoke.

Is this wire not suited for an electronic ignition?  What should I do?  Is there a risk that also other wires got damaged?

Thanks for your advice,  Christof

 

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The petronix operates with 12v cable. The S1 cable has an internal resistance to 9V thus normal you first need to replace the cable before using the petronix.  

Bedankt Jean!  Should be easy to resolve.  Hope to see you soon on the Belgian road. 🙂

If you have a 3ohm coil, the pink resistive wire should not be required, as the coil is 12V. But, having effectively less current, not more, through the wire should not make it smoke. Do check the coi

The petronix operates with 12v cable. The S1 cable has an internal resistance to 9V thus normal you first need to replace the cable before using the petronix.

 

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If you have a 3ohm coil, the pink resistive wire should not be required, as the coil is 12V. But, having effectively less current, not more, through the wire should not make it smoke. Do check the coil resistance, it sounds very strange that it smoked.

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