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Old 08-25-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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Does a 52 Ford V-8 pick up truck have an external ballast resistor? If so, is it under the dash as on earlier ford v-8s?
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: ignition ballast resistor

the coil is an internal resisted type coil. nothing external
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:49 PM   #3
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Donald,
Thanks for the input. That's good to know.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:45 AM   #4
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Measure the coil resistance. If its still a 6 volt truck, the resistance should be around 1.5 ohms, without a ballast resistor. If its been converted to 12v , with the same 1.5 ohm coil, you need a 1.5 ohm ballast resistor in series with it, or buy a new coil with a 3 ohm resistance and not use a ballast.
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