> I put a new coil on which said not to use an external resistor so
> I removed
> the ballast resistor. Randall Young was kind enough to give me some
> detailed information on coil voltages. He said "key on, points closed
> should be 6 to 9 volts. Points open 12v."
Roger, that was assuming the ballast resistor was present. Without it, you
should read full battery voltage at the positive terminal, regardless of
> My meter shows 16 volts at the
> positive side of the coil regardless of point position.I realize that the
> meter could be wrong but are there any other suggestions of what is going
Most likely your voltmeter also reads quite a bit high, battery voltage
shouldn't be more than 14v (more likely around 12.6v) with the engine off.
Unless of course you've got a charger of some sort connected to it (and even
then, 16v is too high).
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