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Time-late question about Pertronix

I've since sold the car I installed a pertronix in, but a question has come up that now has me curious.

When I put the thing in, I never changed the spark plug gap. I'm now told that the proper gap, regardless of the car a pertronix goes on, is .030 (or is it .30).

Can someone verify this?
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According to the Pertronix manual:

What should I gap the spark plugs to?
The Ignitor has no set specification in which the spark plugs should be gaped at. Every engine responds differently to spark plug setting. In most cases increasing the factory recommended gap by .005 improves the engine performance.
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I've since sold the car I installed a pertronix in, but a question has come up that now has me curious.

When I put the thing in, I never changed the spark plug gap. I'm now told that the proper gap, regardless of the car a pertronix goes on, is .030 (or is it .30).

Can someone verify this?
I believe you may be referring to the air gap between the module and magnetic sleeve within the distributor. On some models it is adjustable and others it is not.
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No no, I'm specifically referring to spark plug gap. I'm being told .030 is the acceptable gap for all plugs with a pertronix, but I can't verify it. TZ_280SEL's reply rings a bell too. I'll give that a shot
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Looking at the Pertronix website under "troubleshooting tips" verifies
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The Pertronix ignitor is basically a electronic switch which does not modify the output voltage , their coil does give the high voltage option.Spark plug gap of .80mm is correct.
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