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Old 12-09-2005, 06:03 PM
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Doc here,

If your new engine is running an HEI type Ignition, you do not need the ballast resistor.

If you are running an aftermarket ignition, refer to your installation diagram, Some require them and some do not.

To use one where it is not needed, will cause no damage, but make it run poorly, or not at all...

To NOT use one where required WILL cause coil damage, and componet damage, in addition to poor performance after a short period of replacement time.

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