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I have a 1971 250 hats been sitting for the last 15 years. It as given to me and am trying to get it running but it looks like someone added a ignition box to it because it doesn't show up in my book. It was in front of the battery. I just need to get a spark to get started. and there is two ballast resisters
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Check the points & make sure they are clean & opening, wouldn't hurt to put in a new set. The early transistorized ignition conversions used the existing points for a switch & over time the plastic part that rides on the cam lobe could wear away so the points no longer opened, thus giving no spark. I experienced this once on a Mallory system.

You could also try getting a whole stock system off a similar model Benz from a wrecking yard if you can find one. Don
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