My 68 is not starting up. It will crank, but not start. I jumpered a wire directly from the battery to the ballast resistor and it started.
A little background info:
Mallory unilite distributor with electronic module (no points). It uses a ballast resistor and the stock resistor wire. This has all worked perfectly in the past, but now the resistor wire gets very hot. I think this means I have a short somewhere, but I not sure where to even start to look for that.
I have recently swithed to a newer style alternator and eliminated the regulator.
I have a couple questions about possible solutions.
1. I have read that I dont really need the resistor wire any longer on my set-up. Where on the fuse panel would be a good place to run a new wire to ballast resistor?
2. What should be the voltage reading at the ballast resistor with the ignition on, but not running?
3. What wiring harness would I need from AAW if I wanted to replace the fuse panel and engine harness only?
1968, 383, 700R4, Convertible