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    Quote Originally Posted by brading View Post
    To check to see if you have a ballast resistor or resistor wire fitted just turn the ignition to the on position, remove the wire from the VE+ side of the coil and put a meter between it an earth, if you get 9 volts its ballast resisted and if it is 12v it is non ballast resisted.
    Bugger, I didn't do that, I can do that now, hang on...

    12v to the coil, when running it's around 9v across the two terminals.

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    Guy you need to check the primary resistance ohms of the coil to see if it is a 9v or 12v coil, do this by setting your meter to ohms and connecting the test one lead to the VE+ terminal and the other lead to the VE- terminal on the coil. Did the coil come with the engine and has it got a name and /or numbers on it so we can try to identify it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brading View Post
    Guy you need to check the primary resistance ohms of the coil to see if it is a 9v or 12v coil, do this by setting your meter to ohms and connecting the test one lead to the VE+ terminal and the other lead to the VE- terminal on the coil. Did the coil come with the engine and has it got a name and /or numbers on it so we can try to identify it.
    Paul, running or not???

    Coil was the second I have bought, nothing came with the engine, no distinguishing marks, but I DID ask for a 12v non ballasted coil and points and condensor...

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    On my meter I have Ohms x10 or x1k, not running it's got just over 1 ohm on the x10 and just under 1 ohm on x1k

    But I have no idea what either means...

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    That sounds to me like you have a ballast resister coil. What I can find out ballst resist 1 - 1.5 ohms, non ballast resist around 4 ohms going to go and do some checks in a little while and will let you know. Just checked a known ballist resister coil and it is 1.2 ohms. Think I have got a non resister coil in the garage somewhere if I can find it I will let you know. You can run 12v through a ballast resister coil though I an sure after a time it will burn it out.
    You could fit ballast resister with extra wiring or fit a new non ballast resister coil
    Do not think running a non ballast resister would cause the problems you describe so if in you have checked the rest of ignition system till you fit a ballast resister or another coil I would look at what has been advised about the carb and transmission
    Last edited by brading; 22-02-2015 at 09:50.

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    Found the info I was looking for, if you look on this site look at the different primary ohms for Lucas DLB 102 ballast coil and Lucas DLB105 Non ballast coil. They also do the ballast resisters. http://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=A9mSs...7hh2aHSr6jpQI-

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    Deffo looks like I was given the wrong coil then, the old one is deffo a ballast one, as it says so on it!!!

    Looks like my birthday money will be spent on a new coil, and another rebuild kit for the carb...

    Thanks again Paul

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    Guy the way I look at it is that what this community is about helping each other when we can. Let us know how you get on. Cheers Paul

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    If you have 9v TO the coil when running, you have a ballast resistor in the circuit surely. In which case you are supplying a 12v coil with 9v.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty View Post
    If you have 9v TO the coil when running, you have a ballast resistor in the circuit surely. In which case you are supplying a 12v coil with 9v.
    Hi Dusty what I said to Guy to do in my reply 14 was just to turn the iginition on, remove the cable form the VE+ terminal and check what voltage he had at the cable if it was 9v it is ballasted if 12v it is non ballasted. Then Guy replied in 31 that he was get 12v which would mean that it is non ballasted. When he said that he was getting 9v across the 2 terminals when it was running I take it that that he had his meter on the VE+ and VE- terminals if so then when the points are closed you would get 12v and when open 0v. Now as the points are opening and closing very quickly the meter would not be able to get up to 12v but might get to around 9v.

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