dyna coils with points

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Is the ballast resistor necessary if stock coils are replaced with dyna coils?

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Not sure what benefit using aftermarket coils with points would give, unless the originals were bad in some way. The points will only take so much current before they start to burn.
Because battery voltage drops when cranking, the standard coils are made pass a certain current at about 9 volts. The ballast is in there to keep from burning up the points with excessive current at 12 volts, during normal running. It's bypassed when the starter button is pushed so it doesn't drag the voltage down even more.
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Her is a link that may just answer your question.

http://www.randakksblog.com/ballast-res ... procedure/
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Post by Fred Camper »

Only with Dyna Coils and Dyna Ignition can the ballast resistor be bypassed. With just Dyna Coils or just Dyna Ignition, the ballast resistor needs to stay to protect the circuit for long life. It would work for a short while that way, but you better have a friend on call.
You can open the plug gap a bit with Dyna Coils.

Always remember that 40 year old Coils may have issues in the rain.

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