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Ballast resistor


Darren Knowles
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Afternoon all 

where am i likely to find ballast resistor (if still fitted ) on my 2b ? Fitted new dizzy last nite it ran ok while setting up once i took out to road test it died and now won’t go at all , put old dizzy back in still no go im thinking ive fried the ignition coils? It’s running an Accuspark 1.5 ohm blue power spark are saying 3.0 ohm minus ballast resistor, im doing volt check tonight to rule out whether it has ballast resistor or not 

thanks dazza 

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If your doner was an very early cortina it could have had a ballast resistor. Sierras with pinto engines had electroinc ignition module which does not need a ballast.

Blown fuse??

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Hi 

has the motocraft module which plugs into distributor just checked it has 12.3 v at coil so no ballast resistor , guess if i fit the 3 ohm coil with the powerspark dizzy it should work if not i will go back to the stock set up which had a 1.5 ohm Accuspark blue coil 

cheers for reply 👍🏻

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