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04-27-2007, 08:03 PM
If I want a 12 volt coil with the built in resistor,to avoid a ceramic resistor, will the auto parts man know which coil. Hope it is a coil and not a super high priced coil,Ha, ha.:D

04-27-2007, 08:08 PM
Just buy one of the Accel or whatever internal resistance coils from the shiny go-fast stuff aisle at Pep Boys, it will work.

That said, I like the external resistor - because the bypass terminal on the solenoid will allow it to get a shot of full battery voltage when starting. Ask JP how much quicker his '53 with the Ch*vy engine started once I noticed that the bypass wire was missing :)


55 Commander Starlight

04-27-2007, 08:08 PM
As I understand it, there are two basic choices, internal or external resistor. The variations on the theme is whether or not it is a high output or somewhere in between.

Tim K.
'64 R2 GT Hawk