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PerTronix 3.0 Ohm Coil, Chrome, 70-83 240Z-260Z-280Z-280ZX

PerTronix 3.0 Ohm Coil, Chrome, 70-83 240Z-260Z-280Z-280ZX
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Part #:12-4062
Price: $59.87
  • (1) 3.0 Ohm Ignition Coil, Chrome

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 U.S. states and Canada (C.A.R.B. E.O. #D-57-10). For all other areas, check your local laws.

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).

Factory Electronic Ignition:
1974 and later Z's with original ignition should use the 1.5 Ohm coil, in Related Items, 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, 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, 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

Some parts may not fit every version of every year listed. See product Title & Description for any application breakdowns or customization options, and contact us with any questions.

  • 1970 Datsun 240Z
  • 1971 Datsun 240Z
  • 1972 Datsun 240Z
  • 1973 Datsun 240Z
  • 1974 Datsun 260Z
  • 1975 Datsun 280Z
  • 1976 Datsun 280Z
  • 1977 Datsun 280Z
  • 1978 Datsun 280Z
  • 1979 Datsun 280ZX
  • 1980 Datsun 280ZX
  • 1981 Datsun 280ZX
  • 1982 Datsun 280ZX
  • 1983 Datsun 280ZX
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