It's been 10 years since I played with points....took me about 2 hours to find my old dwell meter...
Anyway, the new toy I just bought has a GM points distributor....stock basic stuff.
The wiring from the previous owner was all screwed up, so I set out to straighten it out.
I'd like to run it in original form....with a ballast resistor.
If I remember correctly, the ballast resistor goes in-line in the wire from the key to the coil + for the "run" circuit, and run a wire from the "R" terminal on the starter to the coil + to bypass the resistor and give 12V to the coil while cranking....Is this right?
I thought it was, but the new ballast resistor started to let the smoke out after about 30 seconds of running, so I am left scratching my head.