In Reply to: Re: coil and distributor posted by Tim Daley(MI) on November 29, 2019 at 06:15:26:
" " You can static test a front mount square can coil easily. Take your 6V coil off and set your VOM to OHMS. Place one probe on the pigtail wire and the other probe (polarity unimportant) on the top terminal post. Your 6V coil should read about 3.2 OHMS +/-. A 12V coil will be more, about double. "
You must have a fat finger this morning.
I've never seen a 6v front coil at 3.2 ohms.....and never a 12v at 6.4.
The OEM Ford script 6v coil spec'd at 0.470 to 0.510 ohms .
New ones are usually 1.5 or so and seldom do the 12v coils get to more than 2.5. Hence the need for the oem ballast resistor.