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I always used a new one-dollar bill. . .
Rexus31, what was it that you did to the connection side of the Ballast resistor - just cleaned the contacts?
I had to remove the plastic cover and slightly crimp it.
What plastic cover is that? My ballast is naked on my '66
For a light cleanup, I can see that... but square up worn points, I cant see it working so well. I have heard of this, but I have never seen it in practice or tried it myself.
Its a quick and desperate side-of-the-road tactic. . . Which sometimes works.
The black plastic terminal end on the Ignition wire that fastens to the Ballast. My connection was very loose causing poor voltage transfer/loss of voltage all together.
Well, I just got my old school tuneup tools in the mail...now I can do these upgrades and set everything up properly.
Yes... you now have a dwell gauge to adjust your points...
I thought the same thing, but I'm not going to dwell on it.
Wow...I ran right into that one
Are you using a vacuum advance or mechanical advance pertronix?did it have much effect on your base timing spec?
Stock distributor, vacuum advance with Pertronix unit replacing the points and condenser. I’m running 12 degrees initial.
I really like the I version. Have seen the III bad out of the box a few times. Never really played with the II though. The III have a hot issue as noted. When I test them I hit them with a heat gun and they fail usually around 200 or so. Just my 2 cents.
This is acceptable?
Points will do that for way less than $100.
If you run the hell out of your car, maybe I could see the reduced maintenance being a advantage. I would say that putting a piece in your car with no means to access replacement parts in short order is a no go for me, but with stock Chrysler ecu and.pick up coils not being stocked they are in the same gray area now. Points, condenser, and ballast resistor all fit in a little box in the glove box, a coil is as close as the local 24 hr. Auto Zone. Carrying a $100 part around as a spare and one for each car is not really acceptable either.
Maybe that how they sold 4million units, half are spares.