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Old December 13th, 2017, 07:23 PM
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What kind of resistor do I need for a point type distributor to go from 12 volts down to 9.3 volts to keep from burning up my points?
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Old December 14th, 2017, 10:15 AM
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You make no mention of the year but the car if it had points from the factory would have a double wire connection at the + positive terminal of the ignition coil. One wire comes from the ignition switch and is a resistor wire which lowers the voltage once the engine is running. The second wire is a regular wire and comes from the starter solenoid and provides a full 12 volts while cranking. What has been done to your car that you no longer have the original wires harness and what year is it?
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