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XavierSPL
07-17-2013, 04:01 PM
So the coil + wire gets juice only when in the start position, nothing in the run position.. The mechanic just called me to let me know, any quick answers to where the problem could be??

(edit) I should add that this is a new engine that I installed a pertronix distributor.. when I did, I removed the ballast resistor per the instructions, not sure if that would have anything to do with it...

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
07-17-2013, 04:45 PM
possible ignition switch

XavierSPL
07-17-2013, 05:05 PM
I was thinking that at first, but now I'm wondering if I screwed up the wiring for the flame thrower coil and distributor. where does the coil get power from? I parallel wired the positive from the old ballast resistor as well as the positive from the distributor both on to the positive terminal on the coil. is this correct? the instructions were vague at best.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
07-17-2013, 05:59 PM
purple wire on boat side is ignition 12v,

XavierSPL
07-17-2013, 08:29 PM
purple wire on boat side is ignition 12v,

Thanks!! I'm Assuming That With My Setup (Flamethrower Distro + Flamethrower Coil) It Would Be The 3Rd Image Without The Resistor?