Originally Posted by crownver
I thought if you had points you need a resistor to keep the points from burning.
Only if you leave your ignition on when the engine isn't running, and the points are in the perfect situation to try and fire. The reason Chevy went to an "acc." position on their key switch was to stop frying points. It brings on the system without giving power to the coil.
I've run a lot of 60's and 70's Chevys without a resistor and not burnt up points. Not running a resistor in my 327 powered gasser now, or my 427 powered Camaro, and no issues.