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stang106
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posted 06-03-2002 04:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does my '70 mustang have either a ballest resistor or a resistor wire? I'm installing a Crane Fireball XR3000 optically triggered ignition system and any resistors need to be removed.
Thanks,
Dave

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mellowyellow
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posted 06-03-2002 06:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I believe it has a resistor wire. It is pink. At least the 68 does, and I've seen the wire listed in NPD catalog.

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BLstangin
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posted 06-03-2002 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BLstangin   Click Here to Email BLstangin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, my 70 coupe had a resistance wire in it, and it is somewhere in the ignition wire after the ignition switch and before it goes out the firewall. My dad, tested the wires and found that we were only getting 2 volts to my coil, so we tested the harness, and found that it isn't in the engine compartment. How we fixed it, is we taped another wire along side the old one, and hooked it up to the factory connecter with an end my dad got at John Deere. And yes it is a pink wire.

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70 Pony
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posted 06-03-2002 03:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony   Click Here to Email 70 Pony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Definitely a resistance wire that has to be by passed with hotter ignitions.

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stang106
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posted 06-03-2002 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So which wire exactely is the resistor wire? Is it the coil to distributor or the firewall to coil or the switch to firewall and/or coil? I need to get rid of it tonight!
Dave

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-03-2002 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's the positive circuit, from the coil all the way to the fuse box. You don't need to remove it, just unplug it and find a switched 12v power supply.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-03-2002 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, and it is pink on a '70.

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