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Why would an ignition coil keep burning out on a 1971 Barracuda with electronic ignition?

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2004-11-01 10:37:55
2004-11-01 10:37:55

Make sure you have only about 8 volts going to it not a full 12. There is a resistor wire that should cut the voltage.

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