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Re: OT Kinda-itsa Ford 65 Mustang

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Jason S.

10-26-2013 19:30:04

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I told you in the other post. The resistor/ fusible link is in the coil wire running to the hot side. It's not much more than a little lump in the wire. It's cuts the voltage down to 9 volts. Ford did not use a 12 volt coil until the TFI coil which mounted on the inner fender around 1987. All previous models before the 12 volt TFI whether it had points or electronic ignition used a ballast resistor that was in the coil wire. Mopar had the one on the firewall.

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10-26-2013 20:34:18

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 Re: OT Kinda-itsa Ford 65 Mustang in reply to Jason S., 10-26-2013 19:30:04  
Thanks Jason--will look some more--must not be working because I get battery voltage to the coil.Still don"t understand why I got sparks when I tried to run a hot wire from the battery to the pos. side of the coil?? Any thoughts? Thanks

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Jason S.

10-27-2013 08:02:20

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 Re: OT Kinda-itsa Ford 65 Mustang in reply to TOM N MS, 10-26-2013 20:34:18  
Lots of the ballast resistor have been cut out of the harnesses over the years. If your coil says external resistor required then you had better put one back in the harness or the coil will not last long. The original wire type is still available from Borg Warner, and that looks much better than adding a ceramic one. What kind of point did you get? I recently bought a Ford set that the arm was too wide and it would ground out. A guy brought me a 1965 1 ton Ford a while back. It wouldn't run right. They had put a rebuilt distributor from one of the parts stores in it. I looked at the points and there was no contact pad on the arm. Well not much of one and they were new points. I only get Borg Warner Select points or Blue Streak points. I have had the least amount of trouble with those two brands.

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10-27-2013 08:25:17

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 Re: OT Kinda-itsa Ford 65 Mustang in reply to Jason S., 10-27-2013 08:02:20  
Many yrs ago I had added a security toggle switch I have got to follow the wire all the way and completely remove it so I will have 100% peace of mind that it is not adding to the problem...I really don"t think it is since when you turn on the key there is no voltage to the coil till the switch is flipped--then to read voltage I am reading across the two posts on the coil...Thanks for AnY thoughts and suggestions..

Points I bought yesterday at advance auto did not fit-at widest adjust point the rub block didn't even tough the dist. cam lobe--had a set of Blue Streak on hand but did have to use the new condenser and coil..(from Advance they have no clue store)..
This post was edited by Tom N MS at 08:32:42 10/27/13.

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10-26-2013 20:47:48

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 Re: OT Kinda-itsa Ford 65 Mustang in reply to TOM N MS, 10-26-2013 20:34:18  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeWell, if the points are closed when you do that, there is current, and guess what? Current causes sparks. Amazing, huh?

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