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PerTronix 40001 Flame-Thrower Coil, Chrome

Specs
Material Type:
Steel
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Cap Terminal Style:
Socket / Female
Finish:
Chrome
MFG. Part #:
40001
Inductance:
6.40
Peak Current:
7.2
Spark Duration:
1.5
Turns Ratio:
115:1
Overall Height:
6.00
Outside Diameter:
2.20
Voltage:
12
Maximum Voltage:
40,000
Resistance:
1.5
Secondary Resistance:
10.60
PerTronix 40001 Flame-Thrower Coil, Chrome
PerTronix 40001 Flame-Thrower Coil, Chrome
PerTronix 40001 Flame-Thrower Coil, Chrome
PerTronix 40001 Flame-Thrower Coil, Chrome
PerTronix 40001 Flame-Thrower Coil, Chrome

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Reviews (8)

Q & A (3)

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Info

The hotter the spark, the easier your engine will start, and this 40,000 volt coil is just the ticket to a quick start! Its higher voltage allows larger spark plug gaps for added power, smoother response and better fuel economy. These coils are internally resisted so they are compatible with many inductive ignition systems.  

  • Smooth chrome finish 
  • 40,000 volts
  • For use with 12 volt inductive ignition systems.
  • 1.5 Ohm primary resistance
  • Legal in all 50 states and Canada

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
RATING BREAKDOWN
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Fasteddie
Verified Purchaser
Sedalia, Mo.

Looks good

January 06, 2016
Have not yet installed it.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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cbro
Verified Purchaser
Kentucky, USA

hot spark

October 18, 2014
PerTronix is always top quality. this is a great looking, reasonably priced, hot spark coil.
Pros:
  • Great price
Cons:
  • None
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Iam149
Verified Purchaser
Texas, USA

Pertronix Ignition

June 06, 2013
I coupled this with my electronic ignition conversion from Pertronix for my 49 Flathead. I noticed performance gains right away. Higher performance than the stock coil. WIth this system you can eliminate moving parts from your ignition set up thereby eliminating things that can go wrong.
Pros:
  • efficiency
  • Performance
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Fuzzy
Verified Purchaser
Falcon, CO 80831, USA

Works perfect!!!

October 20, 2012
Enjoying the new power from my electronic ignition from pertronix. Always enjoy the products' fit finish and performance from Speedway Motors Thanks a million!!!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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crtexpress
Verified Purchaser
Highland Il

Flame-thrower coil by Pertronix

July 26, 2012
I replaced my old ign/system with a Pertronix no contact system with a flame-thrower coil in my 50 Merc V8 flathead. The flathead runs better, startes better than it ever has before. A great up date to the flathead with no problems.
Pros:
  • Increases Power
  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Improves Engine Efficiency
  • Lightweight
  • Looks good
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Hillbilly JIm
Verified Purchaser
Ava, MO

Always Impressed

March 10, 2011
I am always pleased with my experience with Speedway. I order the part then forget about it cause I know it is going to be here in a couple of days without any problems and its going to be a quality product. Never been disappointed yet.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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dmkberger
Verified Purchaser
Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Hot Hot Hot Spark...

February 12, 2011
Very hot spark, makes for quicker starts and better perfomance, better mpg also
Pros:
  • Easy To Install
  • Durable
  • Improves Engine Efficiency
  • Increases Power
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Hot Rod Shop
Verified Purchaser
Tuscumbia, Al

Hotter Spark

August 28, 2010
Worked out well with Pertronix distributor kit
Pros:
  • Hotter Spark
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

3 questions : 5 answers

2 answers

Do I need to run a ballast resistor with this coil? Will it work with points as well as magnetic pick-up ignitions?

cbkidder
Orange, CA
May 26, 2011

Do I need to run a ballast resistor with this coil? Will it work with points as well as magnetic pick-up ignitions?

Answers

June 07, 2013
Iam149
Depending on what resistance you need maybe not. This coil either throws 1.5 r 3.0 ohms. 1.5 for v8 3.0 for 6cyl
June 02, 2011
John
This Pertronix Flame Thrower coil features 40000 volts of power and is strictly 12 volt. It has 1.5 ohms of resistance to allow its use on many ignition systems including the points style distributors. You should always verify the ohm requirement of your distributor and match the coil to your distributor or use the appropriate ballast resister.
2 answers

Can it be used with a brakerless ignition?

July 03, 2011

Can it be used with a brakerless ignition?

Answers

October 19, 2014
cbro
yes it can. the 1.5 ohm coil is for 8-cylinder engines with 12 volt system. they were designed for breakerless ignitions.
July 06, 2011
John
These coils will work with either points style or electronic breakerless distributors to give the additional voltage for a hotter spark. This allows for wider plug gap and more efficient fuel burn. This coil has 1.5 ohms of internal resistance and user will need to match ohm requirements of their distributor and use appropriate ballast resistor as needed.
1 answers

I have bought two of these coils from speedway and both of them have cracked in the top of the coil. I am using it on a 1939 flathead motor with a 1946 duel point distributor. The coil seems to get very hot while motor is running. Do you have any ideas or

MIKE
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
June 05, 2011

I have bought two of these coils from speedway and both of them have cracked in the top of the coil. I am using it on a 1939 flathead motor with a 1946 duel point distributor. The coil seems to get very hot while motor is running. Do you have any ideas or

Answers

June 08, 2011
John
These high output coils carry a 1.5 Ohm resistance and needs to match the requirement of the distributor. If premature coil failure is occurring match up to the distributor may be the cause. In a point type distributor the condenser must also be appropriate to the application. Main cause of failure can probably be related to proper wiring and grounding of the system. If there is insufficient ground to the motor and direct to source this causes high heat build up in the electronic components leading to premature failure. This has been a very successful product without any problems to be of concern. You may also want to contact Pertronix for any further questions.
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