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Do I need external BALLAST RESISTOR for electronic ignition

Customer Question

Do I need external BALLAST RESISTOR for electronic ignition using FLAME THROW II Ign. Coil #45001 and IGNITOR Electronic IGNITION for DELCO distributor #1162A?
JA: Have you checked the battery lately?
Customer: Yes. Battery is new.
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 1966 Checrolet Corvair Corsa 2.7L. 164cid. H6, 2681cc.
JA: Are you fixing your Corvair yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, I am like restoring my Corvair myself.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: So far nothing else, I just want to know if I need external ballast resistor and how strong (Ohms). Ign. coil is only O.6 Ohms and 45000 volts.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Classic Car
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 10 months ago.

you should not;

The Flame Thrower has a "Internal Resistor"
You would need to run a Straight wire from the Ignition Switch (14 gauge) & disconnect or tape off the Factory Ignition Switch wire, as the Factory wire is a Resistor wire, unless the Original Coil has a stamp that says Internal Resistor.


Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 10 months ago.


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