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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:08 am 
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As some of you may know, I have a 12v coil which has been on the car since before I bought it. The wiring loom is HL-spec (don't ask) so it should have the ballast incorporated in it somewhere. Because I'm wanting to run points and condenser I'll need a 6v coil but before I get one ordered, I need to check the wiring to see if it is indeed ballasted. If I'm running a 12v setup (I'm 90% certain that I am) then it would explain why I had no end of trouble when I was running on points and condenser.
On my 1972 1850 HL auto (unmolested) has the ballast resistor right next to the coil in the white block form :D

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:11 am 
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As some of you may know, I have a 12v coil which has been on the car since before I bought it. The wiring loom is HL-spec (don't ask) so it should have the ballast incorporated in it somewhere. Because I'm wanting to run points and condenser I'll need a 6v coil but before I get one ordered, I need to check the wiring to see if it is indeed ballasted. If I'm running a 12v setup (I'm 90% certain that I am) then it would explain why I had no end of trouble when I was running on points and condenser.
On my 1972 1850 HL auto (unmolested) has the ballast resistor right next to the coil in the white block form :D

Cheers,
Tony.
Hate to be pedantic but a '72 is just a Dolomite and not an 1850 HL. The 1850 badge came in post rationalisation. :wink:

Dave, refurbishing the delco dizzy is pretty simple. Have a look at the RUK/binny thread


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:06 pm 
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Nothing new to report aside from keeping the battery topped up. It was reading 12.4 volts a few days ago so I put it on charge for a few hours. Dark night and cold weather aren't exactly conducive to spannering.

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