In Reply to: Re: Ballast Resistor posted by Jack - Iowa on January 24, 2019 at 09:10:09:
That is why I want to test the old coil. I'm just one of those that needs to know the why's and how's I guess. From the basic things I replaced, other than the good, new battery, I see only the new coil as perhaps being the source of my problem. I am now thinking if only I replaced the battery and the coil and left the distributor alone, I probably would have fixed the problem. A tuneup won't hurt anything, I'm just curious as to what failed. If it was a bad coil, then how or why does it fail? I have never left the key switch on and I don't know how old the old one was.