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Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Ballast resistor, too much resistance? 1961 Monarch » Today 9:48 am

61 Monarch
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Engine was rebuilt to stock specs. Timing is at 8 degreesBTDC. Removed sparkplug wire while cranking engine, no spark. Never checked float level in carb.(FYI carb is new also) Ive been driving the car for a couple years since the rebuild with no issues until now. It doesnt do this all the time so its hard to pin point the problem. Bought the coil at my local NAPA store and on the bottom of the coil is stamped " no external resistor required with this coil". 

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » 1968 Vent window same as 65 - 66 HT ? » Today 9:48 am

On my 1968 XL convertible I'm replacing the LH drivers vent window assy. 

I have a 65 - 66 hardtop vent window replacement assy. and am wondering if this is the same design as the '68.

Can anyone advise?


Thanks, Keith

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Ballast resistor, too much resistance? 1961 Monarch » Today 9:42 am

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70XL wrote:

Difficulty with hot restarts is often a result of too much initial ignition advance. The resistance of the system should not change, or at least to the extent that it would prevent it from running, from a cold start to a warm, or hot start. What is your initial timing set to? How did you determine the spark disappears when attempting to start a hot engine? Is the float bowl still full of fuel when restarting? What coil did you buy that has an integrated ballast resistor? Has the engine been rebuilt, or modified?

+1. 
Original Ford coils at least through the mid-60s were designed to operate at about 6.6 to 6.9 volts, typically through the infamous "pink resistor wire". Your OEM Ford Service manual can describe the the operation and provide a diagram. In my experience, worn wiring and higher temperatures can effect operation since heat increases resistance blah blah.  If your after market coil expects more; e.g., a Pertronix Flamethrower, it doesn't help (the one I had said it needed a minimum of 8 volts). 

Another cause of hot starting problems can be from fuel "boiling" in the carburetor float bowl.  The design center of today's fuels are biased toward fuel injection; i.e., "lighter"/lower BPs. On more than one occassion I checked the fuel bowl on my '66 Mustang, low and behold it was bubbling like crazy after a 10-15 heat soak following a drive.  In my case, I added a phenolic spacer and vastly reduced the problem.

Lots of reasons.  A voltmeter, a genuine Ford OEM service manual (found through after-market suppliers, eBay etc.), plus the specs for your new parts are where you can start.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » 1963 1/2 Galaxy 500 XL Interior kit » Today 9:16 am

70XL
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Check all the restoration parts houses to see if off the shelf kits are available, and expect they are. Places like SMS Auto Fabrics should be able to make door cards to order. SMS would supply fabric for you to take to a local upholstery shop for seats.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Ballast resistor, too much resistance? 1961 Monarch » Today 9:11 am

70XL
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Difficulty with hot restarts is often a result of too much initial ignition advance. The resistance of the system should not change, or at least to the extent that it would prevent it from running, from a cold start to a warm, or hot start. What is your initial timing set to? How did you determine the spark disappears when attempting to start a hot engine? Is the float bowl still full of fuel when restarting? What coil did you buy that has an integrated ballast resistor? Has the engine been rebuilt, or modified?

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Ballast resistor, too much resistance? 1961 Monarch » Today 8:37 am

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I have a 1961 ford with a 352 engine. Car always starts and runs great when I first start it, but after driving it and warming it up,(sometimes, not always) after shutting it off it wont start up. It has no spark. If i keep cranking, it eventually always starts. When i restored the car I put on a new  distributor, key switch, starter, solenoid, and coil, and spark plug wires. I also converted it to an alternator from a generator. My question is, can you have too much resistance in the electrical system??? I believe these cars run a resistance wire off the ignition wire to the coil. When i bought a new coil i didnt realize that the coil also has a built in resistor. would this possibly be my problem? and if so, is there a wayof testing this ?

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » 1963 1/2 Galaxy 500 XL Interior kit » Yesterday 6:07 pm

mygal63
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Anyone know if you can buy 63.5 galaxy 500xl Interior kit in white in the correct OEM style? Seat upholstery & Door cards

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » New Body Panels For 63-64 Galaxie » Yesterday 1:23 pm

Hello - 

My name is Mike and I am with Auto Metal Direct. We're currently developing a new line of 63-64 Galaxie body panels. I would like to start sharing information on new products, but I'm not sure if this forum allows vendors to promote new products. Please let me know know if I can share new product info. 

Thanks!

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