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    Default Ignition problem

    Alright guys, heres the problem...just put a new dizzy into my SII with the inline 258...dropped a ballast resistor into the wiring before it gets to the coil. Now the funky part is this: I don't run my ignition wiring through the original dash wiring, instead I run a wire from the battery to a switch in the dash, then from there to the coil...the only problem that I have is I can't get the motor to start unless I roll start it down a hill. With the resistor inline could I not be getting enough voltage to the coil for the initial cranking/starting of the motor? Ideas/suggestions here would be greatly helpfull...Thanks in advance.
    '71 Basterd Scout 2
    with a 258 from a '73 CJ5
    Intake manifold with NHRA markings....go figure

    "Its (scout) four-wheel-drive capabilities are equal to anything this side of full tracks"

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    Quote Originally Posted by okkool77 View Post
    Alright guys, heres the problem...just put a new dizzy into my SII with the inline 258...dropped a ballast resistor into the wiring before it gets to the coil. Now the funky part is this: I don't run my ignition wiring through the original dash wiring, instead I run a wire from the battery to a switch in the dash, then from there to the coil...the only problem that I have is I can't get the motor to start unless I roll start it down a hill. With the resistor inline could I not be getting enough voltage to the coil for the initial cranking/starting of the motor? Ideas/suggestions here would be greatly helpfull...Thanks in advance.
    The voltage that feeds the coil from the key switch goes away when you are in the "start" position. You need a second feed from the START terminal on the key switch to feed the pertronix.

    You only need a ballast resistor if the primary of the coil is less than 1.5 ohms. The stock scout coil should be 1.5 ohms, so it would not be necessary.
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