I have a 1965 Chevrolet Impala with 283 w/ an entirely new ignition set-up (new distributor, cap, wires, points, coil, etc.). When hooking up the ignition to the coil (+) there is 12V. I recently purchased a new ballast resistor (BWD RU4) and hooked it up with the ignition on 1 side and the coil on the other. Now the resisitor is reading +8V on the ignition side and +1V to the coil side. I am confused because the resistor is designed for the car, but it should only drop the voltage to +6-9V. I am not sure why it is falling all the way to +1V. I went back to a diffrent auto store and got a 2nd ballast resistor with the same results. On another note, if I attempt to bypass the resistor and go straight to the coil the car starts but the starter continues to run in a loop (the starter is also connect to the coil (+)).
have the same problem?
Friday, November 19th, 2010 AT 7:04 PM