Resistor, Coil Ballast, 0.8 ohm
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MSD Ignition Resistor, Coil Ballast, 0.8 ohm

Part No. 8214 Warranty Details  

Fit of this part varies by vehicle & equipment specs Type of Fit

For use with an MSD blaster coils when connected to a stock points ignition system.

Product Features:
  • 0.8 ohm ballast resistor
  • Required when running blaster coils with points distributor
  • Easy installation
  • Must be placed in line with coil
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  • Q:

    Is this placed on the points side of coil or hot side. This is going in a 1947 Ford + ground.
    Asked on 7/9/2014 by Paul from Northbridge, MA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi paul, glad to assist you! Here is the instructions to connect: Place wheel chocks on either side of the rear wheels to prevent inadvertent rolling of the car. Ensure the engine is cool and not operating. Remove the keys from the ignition. Open the hood and place a fender cover over the area you will be working on to prevent scratches to the car finish. Locate the battery and loosen the negative (-) cable clamp using an adjustable wrench. The negative post on the battery has the smallest diameter of the two posts. Remove the negative clamp from the battery using a battery post clamp remover. Place the cable away from the negative post to avoid contact between the two. Locate the ignition coil. Follow the center wire of the distributor to the coil. All the spark plug wiring is connected to the outer posts of the distributor. Locate the area intended for the ballast resistor. The most expedient location for the ballast resistor is close to the ignition coil along the firewall. Place the ballast resistor against the firewall. Mark the position of the resistor's two mounting brackets onto the firewall with a marker. Drill two holes at the marked positions using a drill fitted with the appropriate size steel drill bit. Mount the ballast resistor to the firewall with the included screws. Tighten the screws clockwise. Connect the white wire from the ignition switch harness to either post on the ballast resistor. Tighten the terminal nut clockwise with the appropriate size socket driver. Connect the white wire from the positive (+) post of the ignition coil to the remaining terminal on the resistor. Tighten the terminal nut. Reconnect the negative cable to its battery post and tighten the clamp nut clockwise with the adjustable wrench. Remove the fender cover and close the hood. Account for all of the tools used. Remove the wheel chocks.

      Answered on 7/15/2014 by Steve from AAP
  • Q:

    I have a 1990 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9 ltr 360 V8. Cranks but will not start? The is no spark from the Coil to the Distributor?
    What could it be?

    Please advise.

    Mike in NJ
    Asked on 7/3/2014 by Mike from New Jersey

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi Mike, techy question! As there could be various reasons for this problem, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer. I would suggest that you to take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

      Answered on 7/5/2014 by Steve from AAP
  • Q:

    will this replace the stock resistor on my 1992 jeep cherokee?
    Asked on 12/20/2013 by Justin Vandeusen from Gloversville, NY

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi Justin Vandeusen, glad to assist you! This part is not an exact fit for your 1992 Jeep Cherokee. The exact fit ballast resistor for your vehicle is currently unavailable online. I would suggest you to visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check the availability for this part.

      Answered on 12/20/2013 by Steve from AAP
  • Q:

    How does this ballast resistor connect to the MSD Blaster 2 coil. I have a points system car and the description of the MSD Blaster 2 coil states it requires this ballast resistor.
    Asked on 11/23/2011 by Radman58 from Stokesdale, NC

    1 answer

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      A:

      The required information has been sent to the mail address provided.

      Answered on 11/23/2011 by Vincent from AAP
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