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Old 06-06-2006, 04:58 AM
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Ballast Resistor

I Have An South African W116 280s, With Ordinary Points And Condenser, No Icu. Just The Coil. The Pionts Connects Straight To The (-) Side Of The Coil, And Ignition Swiched Power (12volts) To The (+) Side.

I Know That The Car Must Start On 12v Coil Voltage, But The Running Circuit Must Run Through A Ballast Resistor In Order To Bring Down The Running Voltage Of The Coil, In Order To Protect The Pionts.

What Is The Correct Running Voltage Of The Coil, And What Resistor Must I Fit To Bring Down The 12v, Must It Be The 0.6 Or 0.4 Ohm Resistor.

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Old 06-06-2006, 06:35 AM
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The ballast is connected directly in series with the lead to the (+) side of the coil.No loop.
You need the resistance with the Blue bracket.Some one has merely removed it from the circuit ,you will need to make a short lead to run from the resistance to the coil.

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