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Re: 6V Coil No Resistor requirerd?
#93700 Sun Dec 04 2005 01:50 AM
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'Bolter
Bakerallen,

The only foot starter switches that have the extra post on them for resistor bypass are the 12 volt 1955-59 PU.

I would check the voltage at the coil plus side with it running. If the voltage is above 9 volts you have the wrong resistor.

A coil and resistor will get very hot if the key is left on with the points closed if it is not running.

If it is backfiring through the carb the accelerator pump may not be working.


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Re: 6V Coil No Resistor requirerd?
#93701 Sun Dec 04 2005 06:36 AM
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Spitting back through the carb can be caused by retarded timing when the engine doesn't accellerate quite as fast as it should when the thottle is opened, as also happens when the accellerator pump doen't work. Backfiring through the carb is usually caused by timing being completely out or by improper firing order.

Re: 6V Coil No Resistor requirerd?
#93702 Sun Dec 04 2005 02:45 PM
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Baldy: Thanks for the reply. Baldy is exactly right. The timing was extremely retarded. I just sent a reply to Stuart under Timing Marks. Take a look there for the full story. I will check the resistor for voltage. I bought a new one, and the guy at the parts counter said he didn't know what I needed, but the one he sold me was the one most people used on old vehicles, and tractors such as 8 and 9 N Fords, so it is probably ok.

Re: 6V Coil No Resistor requirerd?
#93703 Sun Dec 04 2005 02:48 PM
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I intended to send the previous post to both Pre '68 Dave and Baldy. Thanks again. Allen

Re: 6V Coil No Resistor requirerd?
#93704 Sun Dec 04 2005 02:54 PM
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Would a resister be needed if i did away with the points?

Mark

Re: 6V Coil No Resistor requirerd?
#93705 Sun Dec 04 2005 03:45 PM
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Mark, the resistor is intended to keep the coil from being fried by too much current - nothing to do w/ the dist, breakerless or not - so if you've got a coil ....

Bill


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Re: 6V Coil No Resistor requirerd?
#93706 Sun Dec 04 2005 05:06 PM
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I need to jump in here too and and ask a question. I've got a 58 Panel that had a 67 Camero 327 in it when I bought it. I'm planning on keeping the 327 but I want to go with a HEI distibutor. Do I still need to keep the external resister? I'm trying to clean up the firewall and I'm still in the planning stages. Thanks

Mike


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Re: 6V Coil No Resistor requirerd?
#93707 Sun Dec 04 2005 05:19 PM
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distributor don't matter - get a coil w/ internal resistance and you can eliminate the external one - by 67 I think they were that way anyhow - specify internal resistance at the parts store

got some pics of that panel in the gallery yet? grin

Bill


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Re: 6V Coil No Resistor requirerd?
#93708 Sun Dec 04 2005 05:26 PM
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Thanks Bill, Makes sence now that i think about it!

I started another topic on this, but maybe you can answer it too, is there a positive and negative side of ammeters on a 49 gauges, i'm putting new wire in and the owner seems to think there is but nothing I have indicates it?

Mark

Re: 6V Coil No Resistor requirerd?
#93709 Mon Dec 05 2005 06:02 PM
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58 CHEVY PANEL,

HEI distributors use straight 12 volts, no resistor.


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