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Most electronic ignition systems want you to remove the coil resistor and run a wire directly from the ignition switch to the coil. I would remove the wire from the + side of the coil and run a wire directly from the battery and see if it starts.

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Let's go through the wiring for your '58. Use a 12-volt test light with one lead connected to a solid ground.

BTW, make sure your engine has a solid ground and so does the body. If need be, run a short #10AWG wire from the neg Battery terminal to the car body (All modern cars do this.)

+12 starts at the battery side of your Starter Solenoid and it runs through a yellow wire directly to your Headlight Switch (Batt terminal).

From the Headlight Sw., a short yellow jumper feeds your Key Switch (Batt terminal). There is NO fuse on this hot wire.

With the Key turned on, a power wire feeds your ceramic Ballast Resistor. There is no other obstruction or fuse. Turn the key to run and the resistor becomes hot. Check it with your test light. If you don't see power and your ground is good trace it back to your Key Switch.

If you do have power, this full power terminal is where your Mallory should be connected, not from the resistor side.

The other side of your Ballast Resistor should show a slight voltage drop and it should connect to your Coil (Batt terminal). Again, check the Coil's B terminal with the key on. If you had power on one side of your Ballast Resistor and not the other, change the Ballast Resistor. The IGN side of your Coil should be connected to your Mallory system. Mallory simply grounds this side whenever a spark should happen. Again, your ground side is equally important as your power because a circuit requires BOTH wires.

Your post indicated a wire got hot but I'm not exactly sure where you connected the remote start button. At the expense of being wordy, I need you to be very descriptive for a thorough understanding because all I know is what you write without 'reading into it'. A properly connected remote start button should not produce a heated wire. - Dave
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Well guys thanks for all the help. I checked everything and all voltage , amps, continuity checked out... So guess what I did!

I threw out the Mallory unilite distributor.
From what I can gather when they go bad they can back feed thru the wires and that is what was giving me no spark when it turned over and spark when key in the off position.
Again thanks.
On to new issue, guy put in new motors for front seat but never made them hot, where do I get the electric from? Switch?
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Are these Ford replacement motors or are the seats from another car?

In other words, do your motors have two wires, or more?

This isn't the first time I have heard of Mallory Unilte failures. Glad you got it going. What distributor are you running, now? - Dave
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Bud,

Here's the link to the wiring diagrams for the seats. As you can see the hot wires from the motors get connected directly to the relays.

http://www.oldcarmanualproject.com/m...WD-433_jpg.htm

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The P.O.Bought the entire seat set up wired. Everything looks wired like the schematic. I have two wires sticking out from under the seat a red one and a black one. I would normally just take the red to ( Fused inline) hot, black to ground ?
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The P.O.Bought the entire seat set up wired. Everything looks wired like the schematic. I have two wires sticking out from under the seat a red one and a black one. I would normally just take the red to ( Fused inline) hot, black to ground ?
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That's correct. Normally the hot wire (red) comes from a circuit breaker attached to the power window relay in the engine compartment and runs inside the console. You can wire it directly to the ignition switch. Just use a heavy enough wire with fuse protection. The black wire can be grounded anywhere.

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