My Rover V8 is using a Lucal 35DE8 Distributor and the stupid big and stupid expensive ballast resistor failed. Rather than spend £110 on a new resistor (yes they really are that expensive. Ballast Resistor 9BR for vintage & classic cars) I thought I would see if it could be made to run on a normal 1.6 Ohm resistor? And it can! Ignition re-wired with a normal ballast resistor and she bursts to life with a quick flick of the key .
For those who may find themselves in the same scenario, the proper way to wire it in with the lucas 9BR resistor,
And my way,
I love it when a plan comes together .