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351 cleveland battery to coil wire resistor
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Is there a resistor between the battery and the coil on a 351 cleveland? Its been rebuilt and I’m getting ready to run it on a stand to break it in. Just don’t know if it can be straight 12 volts or if it needs a resistor. It don’t show one on the wiring diagram. Right now it’s just set up to run the stock points and condenser.


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Yes, it is there to protect the points. You can probably run off of the battery for the 20 minutes or so of engine break-in, though.

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Yes, sometimes the resistor "zig-zag" is hard to see on the wiring diagrams, but I assure you it's there.

If you anticipate the run-in taking more time than Midlife noted, you can always drop a 1.5 ohm resistor into the circuit on the test stand.

Replacement resistor wire for Fords

https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/standa...istor,7052

Ballast resistor for 50's Fords.

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Thank you. I appreciate it.


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You said you rebuilt the engine ..Did you put an igniter in instead of points? if so you don't need a resister wire

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(02-27-2019, 11:28 AM)batwrangler Wrote: You said you rebuilt the engine ..Did you put an igniter in instead of points?   if so you don't need a resister wire

He's running points

(02-23-2019, 06:44 PM)DeereFanatic Wrote: Right now it’s just set up to run the stock points and condenser.


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oh ya I see that now ..im having a simula problem myself..if you do run a direct wire to the batt to your coil wire maybe the wire is to old and dry rotted when I did that the wire burned up all from the coil to the points ,be careful

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