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i guess it's only for V8 engines, am i correct ?
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Hey Faiz,

I'm not sure. If it's got a distributor you should be able to adjust the timing; however, I could be completely wrong. LOL wouldn't be the first time...
The earlier V8s had adjustable timing the 560 V8s are fix and timing is controlled by the EZL on the fender

On the plug question, I got mine from the online dealer in Naperville, very reasonable price AND the correct plug, CRS and can't recall offhand which ones, I could sift through my receipt book after supper (which I gotta go start on in a minute , OH being retared is SO boring at times)
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The earlier V8s had adjustable timing the 560 V8s are fix and timing is controlled by the EZL on the fender

On the plug question, I got mine from the online dealer in Naperville, very reasonable price AND the correct plug, CRS and can't recall offhand which ones, I could sift through my receipt book after supper (which I gotta go start on in a minute , OH being retared is SO boring at times)
Tell me about it. LOL

Thanks! Also, what problems should I expect if I keep the resistor plugs in the car. Would like to know so that I can pass on the correct information in the future.

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liviu, I hope you won't be afraid to drive that masterpiece by the time you get it all done!
Well, tonight I got one step closer. "New" as in N-E-W (brand new, never used before, installed for the first time):
- New Euro (orange) turn signals
- New US headlight assemblies (headlights, bezels/doors and gaskets)
- New SEC healight wipers and new wiper blades
- New bumper fog lights
- New grill

Surprinsingly the US headlights do not look that bad if the bezels are new, they kind of "blend in".
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Tell me about it. LOL

Thanks! Also, what problems should I expect if I keep the resistor plugs in the car. Would like to know so that I can pass on the correct information in the future.

Thanks again...
My thinking, with some electronics background years ago (the Army doesn't even use the equipment I used to work on any longer) is with the double resistance (plugs and wires) that the spark won't be quite as strong


LOOKING GOOD there Roy, way to go and you are right, the NEW headlight assemblies don't look much different from the Euros
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My thinking, with some electronics background years ago (the Army doesn't even use the equipment I used to work on any longer) is with the double resistance (plugs and wires) that the spark won't be quite as strong
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...with the double resistance (plugs and wires) that the spark won't be quite as strong...
It takes a certain voltage to ionize the air in the spark gap. Once that happens, current flows across the gap until the voltage across the gap drops to a much lower value as ionized air is a pretty good conductor. Adding resistance causes an additional voltage drop in the wires and/or plugs that is proportional to the current flow, which means the voltage at the gap drops to the "no fire" level much faster, so, adding extra resistance shortens the spark duration. Until the plug starts to fire there is no current flowing and, hence, no voltage drop across the resistance.

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Surprinsingly the US headlights do not look that bad if the bezels are new, they kind of "blend in".

I agree when they are new. When I still had DOT headlamps, I painted the bezels aka doors 199, and that helped to disguise the yellowed plastic, and minimize the appearance of missing plastic around the smaller headlamp. Looks nice Roy.
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It takes a certain voltage to ionize the air in the spark gap. Once that happens, current flows across the gap until the voltage across the gap drops to a much lower value as ionized air is a pretty good conductor. Adding resistance causes an additional voltage drop in the wires and/or plugs that is proportional to the current flow, which means the voltage at the gap drops to the "no fire" level much faster, so, adding extra resistance shortens the spark duration. Until the plug starts to fire there is no current flowing and, hence, no voltage drop across the resistance.

Clear? Quiz next Thursday...
LOL. OK Teach! I'll be ready. Now where in the heck did I put my EET books...
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I must say, the explanation that John350 gave concerning the resistor plugs was just great! Two thumbs up!
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Agree and that “might” be why coils may not last as long on the double
Secret resistance.
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