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phistermr
    
What should the coil to distributor wire resistance read for a 6 volt 1942 straight 8?
My OEM wire was reading over 40,000 ohms and could not generate enough spark to start. There was a Bakelite fitting on the end connecting to the coil. When I cracked it open, I found a small 1/8" diameter x 3/4" long cyclindrical stick ( resister), which appeared to be driven, or held firm in place within the Bakelite, by a small 1/8" diameter x 1/4" spring. I am wondering if the technical concept in 1942 was that this wire and resister were variable, and what was the purpose of the 40K ohm piece? I have a zero resistance wire I can install, but I don't want to fry my system? Any advice...or how to get original technical information from GM or AC Delco? Thanks, from "wanting to ride".
posted: July 23, 2011
 
    
 
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retiredpartsman
    
have given any thought that the resister might be a radio noise supressor instead of a resister .have run gm products with straight wire with both 6 and12 voltwith no trouble.
posted:  July 28, 2011
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