Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Yerington, Nevada
Re: Does anyone know what this is off 71 chevelle
It is a ballast resistor, used from 1955 up until 1962 or so, when they were replaced by a 7 - 1/2 foot long silver stranded resistor wire inside the engine wiring loom. The resistance value between both terminals with no other connections, should be 1.80 0hms, +/- 1 percent.
The 1971 Chevelle would have used a resistor wire inside the engine wiring loom, not that remote mounted resistor. If course, if some person hacked the wiring loom up, then, sure, it might have been a fix for a far worse condition.