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I believe with the Pertronix distributor you should remove the resistance wire so the coil gets the full 12V. You can usually use your stock coil as long as it's around 1.5 ohms.

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I had the ignition switch replaced nearly 10 years ago with a new yellow wire, & a fuse before the starter solenoid. I've got the Pertronix distributor, also an Alternator but the Coil looks standard.

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Again, I'm with John. Solid state components need full voltage.

Chris, I'm not suggesting your yellow wire is bad, I'm suggesting it has somehow worked itself loose. I believe a bad connection, probably at the headlight switch, is the reason your engine shuts off when you turn the lights on. The solenoid fuse in the starting circuit is not stock but ok. Ford did not fuse your ignition circuit. Exactly where in the circuit is this fuse? - Dave
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Thank you for your advise Guys. As I'm not overly clued up on the electrical side of things I'll get my electrical man to do some tests.
Thank you once again.

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Hi Dave, the Fuse is between the Alternator & the Starter solenoid.

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Replace the headlight switch.
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Thanks Kevin. It was checked by my electrical guy but couldn't find any fault. Played with the headlight switch a bit & seemed to come good. Probably corrosion build-up. I haven't had any problems since. I should have gotten in touch way back in February to advise on the situation, but having a couple of Deaths with close relatives around the same time kinda put it out of mind.
All is good now, & thank you.

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