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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 10, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Coil Resistor Wire

Installing a Flame Thrower coil to use with my original points distributor. During hook up just leave the resistor wire disconnected, correct? All other wires get connected same way?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 10, 01:36 PM
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Re: Coil Resistor Wire

Hi voltage coils are 12V.
Replace or by pass the resistance wire to the coil.
You can fold the restance wire back into the loom, or chop it out or simply also attach to the coil with the replacement to keep tidy....it doesnt matter.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 10, 02:25 PM
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Re: Coil Resistor Wire

If you still have the old contact points, use the resistor wire.


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Re: Coil Resistor Wire

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If you still have the old contact points, use the resistor wire.
If use the resistor wire with the Flame THrower coil are there any performance benifits? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of the higher voltage coil.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 10, 04:57 PM
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Re: Coil Resistor Wire

The resistor wire is there to protect your points. Don't expect any noticeable performance difference from your new coil vs a stock one.


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Re: Coil Resistor Wire

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The resistor wire is there to protect your points.
The ballast sytem is to do with low batteries, cold batteries and loads on the starter drawing current....
We have change many a car, old 6V vintage, english and aussie ballast to 12v too many times to count over the last 40 odd yrs... never an issue with the pionts
what is important is to mach a 12v coil with a 12 v source a 6v with 6v and samewith 24 and 36 volt coils.

Run the wrong rated coil on the wrong voltage and you will run into issues of the car/boat missing/farting and stopping and will not start till the coil cools down.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 17th, 10, 04:33 AM
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Re: Coil Resistor Wire

A friend of mine suggested running a new wire down to the fuse block and folding the resistance wire back. Thes ressistance wire was not designed to handle the full 12 volts he said.
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A friend of mine suggested running a new wire down to the fuse block and folding the resistance wire back. Thes ressistance wire was not designed to handle the full 12 volts he said.
Yes
Run the wire down to the fuse block
The resistance wire has 12v going into it....having a 12v Coil on the end could draw more current and get hotter....not a good thing...this is why Aussie GM used a ceramic ballast resistor mounted on the firewall.... having a heat sheilded resistance wire running thru a loom is a stupid idea.

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