The Pertronix Flame Thrower SVDA Distributor with Ignitor 1 Electronic Ignition Module can be used on all VW Type 1,2 & 3 Carbureted Engines provided
you have a source for the vacuum advance. The SVDA is a Single Vacuum, Dual Advance distributor with a vacuum advance for smooth acceleration off
idle and a mechanical advance for higher RPM operation. The Ignitor Ignition module inside the flame thrower distributor ensures fast starts,
better performance and economy and elimates the points and condensor.
PerTronix Flame Thrower SVDA with Ignitor Electronic Ignition Features:
-Vacuum Advance for smooth off idle acceleration
-Mechanical Advance for higher RPM performance
-Bosch Style Replacement Cap & Rotor so no need for specialty Tune-Up parts
-Increased voltage to your spark plugs for longer spark plug life
-More horsepower and better fuel economy
-No moving parts to wear out
-Sealed for protection against dirt, oil, grease and moisture
-Stable timing for a "set it and forget it" ignition timing adjustment
This distributor requires a vacuum hose to work properly. Don't forget to order Part Number: N203531 if you need a new 3.5mm vacuum hose.
A coil with 3 to 4.2 ohms of resistance is required with the Pertronix Ignitor Ignition Module. Pertronix recommends the 40611 or PT40501 coil, available separately in the Additional Options tab above.
Also note, Suppression or Spiral wound spark plug wires must be used with the Ignitor, solid core plug wires will cause electronic interference!
Please note: this distributor will not work with fuel injected engines.
Unless you have a tachometer (gauge), the distributor should be the only item connected to the negative (“1” or “-“) side of the ignition coil.
Distributor with Points
If your distributor only has one (most commonly green) wire, it has points and a condenser. Connect the wire from the condenser to the negative side of the coil.
Distributor with Electronic Ignition
If your distributor only has two wires (most commonly a black and a red wire) it has an electronic ignition. Connect the black wire from the electronic ignition to the negative side of the coil. The red wire from the electronic ignition will connect to the positive side (“15” or “+“) of the coil. Most importantly - the coil will have other black wires on the positive side which are “key hot” wires. It may look odd, but hooking up the black wire from the electronic ignition with the other black wires on the positive side of the coil will fry the electronic points.
(Note, the negative connection on the coil should never be connected to ground. Doing so will ground out the coil and it will not operate.)
California Prop 65 Warning:
Please Note:The information listed below is for stock, unmodified VW's manufactured for sale in the US. VW's are commonly modified and very often parts from another year VW may have been installed on your car. California Pacific JBugs is not responsible for any errors if your car has been modified in any way.