Ms. Melanie..I read your post before dragging this back up, and it has been a help.
Mr. Tyrone, I checked Summit (and Jegs) after I read your earlier post and couldn't find the harness you referred to.
I 've been fooling with it off and on for a couple of days...seemed to be running OK. Start-up is the problem. If I keep it hooked to the stock coil, nothing.
If I hook it directly to the positive post on the battery it fires right up.
That's backward from what it would do if the resistor wire was interfering.
I installed the pertronix coil this morning and it seemed to do fine. I wasn't able to let it run for to long, probably didn't get very warm, so the resisitor probably didn't have time to drop the volts.
I'm going to try and find an hour or so this week to REALLY let it run and see what happens. I suspect I will have to wire to a 12v source under the hood. I couldn't locate a source yesterday.
Thanks for the replies, i'll update soon.
"Quench my thirst with gasoline"