[Healeys] Pertronix question

Tom Felts tomfelts at windstream.net
Fri Nov 3 08:14:15 MDT 2017

FYI--when I converted to Per, I did not need to reset timing in either car---and they are smooth as silk.
---- Oudesluys <coudesluijs at chello.nl> wrote: 

Pertronics or similar is the way to go.
Easy to install, bolt on! It just replaces the points and you can do 
away with the condenser. No need to change the plugs, wires or coil.
No need to dismantle the base plate for the points in the distributor. 
However, make sure the bob weights under the baseplate are free to move, 
the same for the vacuum advance/retard mechanism
Check that the overall impedance is in accordance with the instruction 
manual of the electronic ignition. It usually should be 3 Ohms. If your 
car has a ballast resistor (wire or block) in series with the coil make 
sure you connect the electronic ignition over both the resistor and 
coil. The coil and the resistor both have an impedance of ca. 1,5 Ohms, 
so in series 3 Ohms. Failing to do so may result in a fried electronic 
Alternatively you can replace the coil plus resistor with a 12V coil 
with an impedance of around 3 Ohms.
Disconnect the bypass wire for the resistor from the starter relay. The 
electronic ignition has enough power to produce a decent spark during 
You have to set the timing after fitting as it will be way out after the 

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