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CJ5 Assembly

Discussion in 'Jeep CJ Builds' started by TxCj5, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Sep 5, 2021 at 9:23 PM
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    Groundfault

    Groundfault Well-Known Member

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    5.7 V8 with Whipple Supercharger, TH350 w/B&M Shifter, NP205 TC, Dana 60 front 4.56, GM 14 bolt 10.5 rear 4.56, 4 wheel discs, Bilstein shocks, 6" lift on 37's, Autometer gauges, all led lighting and a few other things.
    Beautiful CJ! You did an incredible job on the restoration.
    Looking back through your pictures and noticed the broken ballast resistor. It's purpose was to limit the current through the coil to extend coil and breaker point life. Serves no purpose with HID ignition systems, only if you're using a stock coil & distributor with points.
     
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  2. Sep 15, 2021 at 6:56 PM
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    Rusteze

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    ballast resistor
     
  3. Sep 15, 2021 at 6:58 PM
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    Rusteze

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    Ballast Resistor, restricts current flow, Kind of like a fuse or fusible link.
     
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