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Old 02-04-2015, 07:06 PM   #10
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Default Re: Flathead 8BA Wiring Help - Temporary Start Up

know I am posting to an old post but....
I have started my engine well turned it over using a 68 chevy coil but the parts store only had a generic resistor. The engine will not kick over with the wiring through the resistor but will with out it. I measure 2.9 volts or there about with the resistor and 10 or more with out.... of course the coil gets very hot when I do not use the resistor. Shouldn't a ballast resistor reduce voltage to 6 or 7 volts - ideas on where to get the correct one?? Thanks!
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