Wade.........resistor makes WEAK SPARKIES, which is really the cause of yer original complaint of hard starting.
HOWSOMEVERS: the weird 4-nipple frontmount square coil DEMANDS the "infamous ballast resistor". NO ARGUE!!!
SUMMARY: 2-resistors inline like flashlite batterys causes weak sparkies. use ONLY the "infamous ballast resistor"; understand???
Dell, yer self-appointed sparkie-meister