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Old 03-17-2016, 10:19 PM
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Decided to replace the resistor wire with a standard wire since I have the electronic ignition. I thought the resistor wire would run all the way to coil, but as best I could determine, the resistor wire runs from the switch to a bullet connector right at the fire wall. Then the other side of the bullet connector has the 2 wires which appear to have one run to the coil and the other from the ign. side of the starter solenoid. Makes sense. Am I looking at this correctly?
Also, if I don't have the resistor wire running to the ign. coil, do I need to replace the coil? I was probably going to get a pertronix coil anyway, but may have to order one.
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Old 03-17-2016, 10:47 PM
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Yes, the pink resistance wire splits off into two wires. A red wire to the coil and a brown wire to the solenoid. I believe Pertronix recommends a coil that's at least 1.5 ohms. Most coils I've tested including the old yellow top coils are above that so you should be ok. If you have an ohmmeter just measure from POS to NEG on the coil with all the wires removed.

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You don't have to replace the wire, just bypass it.
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Old 03-18-2016, 10:07 AM
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Hi Nyles,
Based on my experience I would go with the Petronix coil, not one of the yellow-top replacements. After I converted to Petronix several years ago I had issues with power loss, rough engine and even stalling under extreme heat conditions. I noticed that my mustard-top coil was so hot I couldn't touch it. I replaced it with a Petronix and haven't had a problem since.

Good luck Nyles, call me anytime.

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Old 03-18-2016, 02:10 PM
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Hey Nyles

Can you keep me abreast of what you end up doing. I've got the stuff on order including the coil, I'd like to know how you end up running the wires, I think it's just a wire from the ignition straight to the coil right? And you leave the red wire and the pink alone, just replace the brown on the coil.
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Scott:
It appears that the resistor wire on the 60 is a fairly short pink wire from the ign. switch to a bullet connector on the engine side of the firewall. The connector that plugs into this bullet has 2 wires on it. One running to the "I" terminal of the starter solenoid and the other wire running to the + side of the coil. The only wire that needs to be replaced is the short pink wire from the switch. The other wires are all standard.
It does seem like I'll need to get a new coil designed to run without a ballast resistor. Sounds like you already have that covered.
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Scott:
It appears that the resistor wire on the 60 is a fairly short pink wire from the ign. switch to a bullet connector on the engine side of the firewall. The connector that plugs into this bullet has 2 wires on it. One running to the "I" terminal of the starter solenoid and the other wire running to the + side of the coil. The only wire that needs to be replaced is the short pink wire from the switch. The other wires are all standard.
It does seem like I'll need to get a new coil designed to run without a ballast resistor. Sounds like you already have that covered.
Nyles
Thanks Nyles. Well that sounds easy. I was going say, on a friends Falcon he did the Pertonix in the distributor first, car ran like crap and we did everything trying to track it. Then he touched the coil and it was almost burn your hand hot. We replaced it with an Accel or something that we could get from the parts store and it purred. Way more bottom end grunt too. But as probably you will attest, I just never want to see points again.
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Installing a Pertronix, I ran a #12 copper wire from the ignition switch to the coil. I left the resistor wire attached to the ignition switch in the event I ever need to go back to points. So far still using the original yellow top coil.
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