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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 10, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Resistor wire

Does anyone know where to buy the resistor wire that goes from the firewall block to the coil? I need only the wire, not the whole harness.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 10, 10:49 AM
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Re: resistor wire

our local Auto Value parts store carries it... call your NAPA and other places to see if they do.

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Re: resistor wire

It is far simpler to put a balist resister in ( a ceramic block type ) used on all Aussie GM cars and far more efficient.
Or convert the system to 12v coil

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Re: resistor wire

No luck with NAPA or Autozone. Steps, if you use the ballast resistor, do you just use a 14ga. stranded auto wire to wire it in?
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Re: resistor wire

I went to an HE?I yrs ago....and it crapped out
I kept my orginal dizzy with HT leads etc 'just in case' for a clean swap
I had replaced the orginal resitance wire to put the HEI in....well not really it was wound up inside the loom....
I went down to the local car wreaking yard here in NZ and pulled a GM holden ballest resister of the firewall..

you canot use an ordinary wire...it will heat up like an electrical heater element and burn your car out.

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Re: resistor wire

http://info.rockauto.com/AmericanAut...A85052_big.jpg
Rockauto.com has engine harness for $67.
They sell American Auto harness and you might give AAW a call for a length of resistive wire.
Otherwise, as steps suggests, hit an older salvage yard and hunt.

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Re: Resistor wire

This is what a holden balist resistor looks like

http://www.holden.co.uk/displayprodu...?pCode=030.009

http://www.rodandcustommagazine.com/.../photo_11.html

Im not too familar with other American cars..ford mopar etc but I believe mopar up to early 70s used a ballast resistor rather than a wire.

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