Z Car Parts350Z Source370Z SourceThe Z Store Introducing Z-MailSearch the 70-96, 350Z, or 370Z Store
Classic Z (70-96) Store 350Z Store 370Z Store The Z Store Home Page
Store Front  Account  Search  Product List Basket Contents  Checkout 

Not Forgotten
Log In

Shopping Basket
Shopping Cart Is Empty

Saved Baskets

2018 Holiday Sale

Classic Z/ZX Parts Home
   New Products & Price Cuts
   Weatherstrip & Rubber
   Emblems & Decals
   Wheels & Accessories
   Restoration & Car Care
   Tools & Equipment
   Heating & Air Conditioning
   Electrical & Lighting
   Ignition / Tune Up Kits
     Gaskets & Seals
     Distributor Parts
     Distributor Vacuum Advance
     New Distributors
     Rebuilt Distributors
     Ignition Coils
     Performance Ignition Systems
     Ignition Control
     Ignition Tune Up Kits
     Major Tune Up Kits
     Taylor Spark Plug Wires
     Stock Type Spark Plug Wires
     NGK Spark Plugs
     Spark Plug Wire Clips
     Ignition Switches
     Push Button Start
     Lock Sets
   Engine & Engine Bay
   V8 Conversion
   Cooling System
   Emission Control Systems
   Fuel & Air Intake Systems
   Turbocharging System
   Headers & Exhaust
   Steering & Suspension
   Brake & Hub
   Clutch & Drivetrain
   Manuals & Media
   Gifts, Apparel, & More

350Z Parts Home

370Z Parts Home

Z Enthusiast Gift Ideas

Clearance Corner

Z-Mail Exclusives

Car Shows & Events

Z Store Information

Gift Certificates!

Store Front > Classic Z/ZX Parts Home > Ignition / Tune Up Kits > Performance Ignition Systems > PerTronix 3.0 Ohm Coil, Chrome, 70-83 Z/ZX

| More

PerTronix 3.0 Ohm Coil, Chrome, 70-83 Z/ZX

PerTronix 3.0 Ohm Coil, Chrome, 70-83 Z/ZXQuantity in Basket:none
Code: 12-4062

While they're the only performance coils that should be used with the PerTronix Ignitor, the 40,000 volt Flame-Thrower canister coils can benefit virtually any distributor type inductive system. Its higher voltage allows larger spark plug gaps for added power, smoother response and better fuel economy. They are oil filled for great heat control, and internally resisted. Legal in all 50 states and Canada (C.A.R.B. E.O. #D-57-10).

Point Type Distributors:
For 240Z's with points, do NOT use this coil with a Ballast Resistor. This Pertronix is a 3 ohm coil, and the 240Z had an original (Coil + Ballast Resistor) resistance of approximately 3 ohms. If you use this coil plus the original Ballast Resistor, you will have around 4.6 ohms of resistance, which will not work properly. If you are using your original Ballast Resistor, choose the 1.5 ohm PerTronix coil instead (see Related Items below).

Factory Electronic Ignition:
1974 and later Z's with original ignition should use the 1.5 Ohm coil, in Related Items below, as opposed to this PerTronix 3.0 Ohm coil, and also should retain the stock ballast resistor.

Aftermarket Ignitions:
For the PerTronix Ignitor system, PerTronix recommends using this 3.0 Ohm coil, and not using a ballast resistor. If you are using a PerTronix Ignitor, and keeping your ballast resistor, use the 1.5 Ohm coil, in Related Items below, instead. For other aftermarket ignition systems, please check with that ignition system manufacturer for whether a 1.5 or 3.0 Ohm coil will work best.

Installation Note:
This Pertronix coil is approximately 56 mm in diameter. Installation may be possible with your current bracket (see "Original Brackets" below), or simply add a Chrome Bracket, or Chrome Coil Cover & Bracket, from Related Items below, both of which will work properly with this coil.

Original Brackets:
Original 240Z coils (and many replacements) were a little smaller than this Pertronix coil. If you have an original 240Z bracket, you may need to obtain a longer adjustment screw to use your original bracket. From 1974-1983, the original coil (and many replacements) were a little larger. If you have a 1974 & later original coil bracket, this coil should fit within the original bracket's adjustment. Even Nissan original parts often varied, so base your decision on your current coil's diameter, and the adjustment remaining in your current bracket in either direction. If you have any questions, just give us a call.

Model Guide:
Datsun 240Z, 260Z, 280Z, 280ZX

Code Guide:
Datsun S30, S130

Year Guide:
1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983

Related Item(s)

Chrome Ignition Coil Cover & Bracket, 70-83 Z/ZX
Price: $12.95
Quantity in Basket: none

PerTronix Ignitor, 70-73 240Z
Price: $89.95
Quantity in Basket: none

PerTronix Ignition Kit, 70-73 240Z w/ Manual Transmission
Price: $123.95
Quantity in Basket: none

PerTronix 3.0 Ohm Coil, Black, 70-83 Z/ZX
Price: $39.95
Quantity in Basket: none

Chrome Coil Bracket, 70-83 Z/ZX*
Price: $8.95
Quantity in Basket: none

PerTronix 1.5 Ohm Coil, Chrome, 70-83 Z/ZX
Price: $39.95
Quantity in Basket: none

PerTronix 1.5 Ohm Coil, Black, 70-83 Z/ZX
Price: $39.95
Quantity in Basket: none
Copyright 1979-2019 Motorsport Industries and The Z Store. All rights reserved on all content.
Images used may not exactly match your specific application. Prices are subject to change. More information. Nissan, Datsun, and all other manufacturer names mentioned throughout this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies, and are used solely for descriptive purposes.