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Old 11-19-2019, 03:15 PM   #1
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I am rewiring a 55 chevy and found that the firewall mounted resistor has no wires coming from or going to it. Can one of you guys tell me where the wires from the resistor should go? Thanks for your help. This is my first attempt to do anything like this and I really appreciate your knowledge.
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I am rewiring a 55 chevy and found that the firewall mounted resistor has no wires coming from or going to it. Can one of you guys tell me where the wires from the resistor should go? Thanks for your help. This is my first attempt to do anything like this and I really appreciate your knowledge.
What kind of distributor do you have? Most electronic distributors do not need the ballast resistor. All points style distributors need a ballast.
If you have a points distributor, the top terminal of the resistor is connected to "ign1" of the ignition switch and the bottom terminal is connected to "ign2" of the switch along with the + coil terminal.
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Thanks Don. I do have the points style. Thanks again.
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The may help. Brown & Green to respective ignition sw. terminals.
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jft....I have a 55 colored diagram here:
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