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Ignition control module wiring

Hey everybody, its been a while since ive been in here and I find myself in need of a little help so here goes.

I have a 1973 Ford Torino with a 351m in it that i came across at a very reasonable price. It is a gutted and caged car for dirt track oval racing and it has a points type distributor in it which is in rough shape. So today i went scrounging at a buddies junkyard and found a newer stye distributor, ignition module and all the related wires and such to swap into it. Now Im trying to figure out where everything goes. At this point I have everything mounted in the car and most of the wiring hooked up. I have a fender mounted ignition module with one set of wires coming out of it that have a connector that plugs into the distributor, another single green wire that hooks to the tach side of the coil. From the other side of the coil I have a red wire which I assume I should run to my power switch for constant power when the switch is on. Where I am having trouble is that there is another set of two wires coming out of the ignition module, a red wire and a white wire. These two go into a 2 prong connector and I have cut the connector off as I have no use for it. My question is where should I connect these two wires into the system? I should also point out that from my power switch I have a wire running to my starter button and from the starter button to the solenoid.
I think thats about it, any help with the two wire dilemna would be much appreciated.

Mike

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Ok after looking over the schematic for a couple of hours i think I may have it but Im not sure still... It seems to me the white wire from the module will go to s on my solenoid, the coil wire definitly goes to my power switch and the red wire from the module should go to the power switch as well but the schematic shows a red wire from the coil to what should go to s on my solenoid along with another from the coil with a resistor inline going to my switched power.This harness only has one wire coming off the batt side of the coil and a resistor off the same spot, not inline. It still doesnt explain the discrepancy between this harnesses actual wiring and the schematic showing the inline resistor. Wow do I need help If I can just run the red from the module to switched power and the red from the coil to switched power, white from the module to s on the solenoid someone plz let me know b4 my mind explodes Do I need to run a line with a resistor to the coil for when the motor is running and a seperate line without a resistor just for when Im starting the motor so the coil gets full power or can I get by with just the one line with the resistor? I think Ill sleep on it for now.

Mike

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