Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Re: Bypassing burnt resistor wire
The resistance wire by design dissipates excess energy as heat. I suspect that over the years it has become rather checked and tattered. I doubt your electronic ignition caused it. A more likly cause would be a direct short to ground at the coil, or the key was left on for an extended period of time back when it still had breaker points in it.
68 Coupe, 350 w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam, intake, 700R4, Dave's small body HEI