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 Posted: 10-20-2010 03:24 pm
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The above picture clearly shows that the old coil is meant to run with a ballast resistor, and since you have a late car and can't see any, the resistor is likely to be part of the loom. There is no cloth insulation anywhere on my car, it could be a piece of relatively high resistance wire spliced into the loom?

Anyway, if I'm not much mistaken, the Flamethrower is a 12V coil, meant to run without a resistor. I did the mistake of keeping the ballast resistor and changing the coil to a 12V coil earlier this year, it ran fine for two days with brand new spark plugs, after that it gradually got worse, and after a weekend of driving it would hardly run at all. Then I realized my mistake, took off the ballast - and voilá! everything was back to normal.


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Joachim