PerTronix SVDA Distributor with 6 Volt Ignitor Ignition Module

PerTronix SVDA Distributor with 6 Volt Ignitor Ignition Module
Part Number: D189504

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The Pertronix Flame Thrower SVDA Distributor with 6 Volt Ignitor 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 Flame Thrower 6 volt performance distributor Ignitor Ignition module is for negative ground systems and ensures fast starts, better performance and economy. Pertronix recommends a 6 Volt, 1.5 Ohm resistance coil such as their part numbers 40001, 40011 or 40111.

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.

PerTronix Flame Thrower SVDA with 6 Volt 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.

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

Distributor Diagram for 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

Distributor Diagram for 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: Cancer and Reproductive Harm
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.
VW Beetle
1954 - 1977
1954 - 1963
1964 - 1977
1954 - 1970
VW Super Beetle
1971 - 1975
1971 - 1979
VW Karmann Ghia
1956 - 1974
1957 - 1974
VW Type II (Bus)
1955 - 1979
Single Cab
1955 - 1979
Double Cab
1958 - 1979
1981 - 1982
VW Type 3
1962 - 1973
1962 - 1973
1966 - 1973
VW Thing
1973 - 1974


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