Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Yerington, Nevada
Re: Sanity Check - Electronic Ignition Power
From a person that fixes all sorts of ignition problems and issues, day in and day out, ME, ALL PerTronix need a ballast resistor, no matter the coil used.
Now, to power up a full volts ignition system, of which, HEI is the only one that ISN'T a CD, take the two wires off the coil, tape them up, and tape them to the wiring loom over the engine, let them stay in place if you ever need them to replace the blown up Ignitors.
Then, check the IGN or IGNITION terminal on the fuse box, to ground, should only be 'hot' in ignition switch positions start and run. Then, 14 gauge wire through the firewall in a place that won't hurt the wire, directly to the positive post on the new coil, done, finished, changeable back to a resisted system easily, with NO adverse issues.
NO need to reinvent the wheel here, just simple work.