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    Replacing the old points stuff with an MSD "Ready to Run" distributor and Blaster 2 coil, instructions are somewhat foggy on whether I need to continue using a ballast resistor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Storz View Post
    Replacing the old points stuff with an MSD "Ready to Run" distributor and Blaster 2 coil, instructions are somewhat foggy on whether I need to continue using a ballast resistor?
    The MSD stuff has an internal ballast and no need for the external.

    your old set up probably had a non ballast coil and therefor the need to run it. They just break down the voltage from 12+v to about 9.6v so it wont fry the points.

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    Thanks, I can just connect the two wires that were attached to the ballast resistor directly together then right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Storz View Post
    Thanks, I can just connect the two wires that were attached to the ballast resistor directly together then right?
    yes, or you could make a new wire lead so there are no breaks in the wire.
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    ah good point, thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Futs View Post
    yes, or you could make a new wire lead so there are no breaks in the wire.
    Keep it up Tim. You're gonna put the wire splice manufacturers out of business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post
    Keep it up Tim. You're gonna put the wire splice manufacturers out of business.
    C'mon Dan, Ive seen your wire loom, you got that covered...hahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futs View Post
    C'mon Dan, Ive seen your wire loom, you got that covered...hahahaha
    I've got an excuse though................I bought stock.

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