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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 9th, 02, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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I'm going to be installing an MSD Pro Billet distributor and MSD 6AL box in my car.

When I took the car apart, I dont remember a ballast resistor, but its been almost a year since I took the electrical system out (its all in a box, but I dont want to search through it right now).

Correct me if I'm wrong but don't you only use a ballast resistor with a points type of distributor ???

Do I need one for the MSD set-up ???
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 9th, 02, 07:56 PM
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The MSD does not need a ballast resistor.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 10th, 02, 09:07 AM
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ZZ is correct. I use the MSD distributor and 6AL with the stock wiring harnesss (with resistance wire).
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 10th, 02, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I'm going to be re-wiring the car with a Factory Fit 18 circuit system (i.e not an original harness). Is the resistance wire usually part of those types or kits ??
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