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WIRING; 1959 CONTINENTAL 18'6"

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WIRING; 1959 CONTINENTAL 18'6"

Post by gallagh59 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:07 pm

Can anyone tell me what this is? What is it's purpose? Where can I get a new one? Where does it mount in the '59 Continental?[buss.jpg] Thank you!
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Re: WIRING; 1959 CONTINENTAL 18'6"

Post by Bilge Rat » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:19 am

It appears to be a ballast resistor, albeit missing a terminal. Two places it could have been used that I know of:

In the ignition circuit between the ignition switch and the coil (mounted at the coil). Not all ignitions used a ballast resistor as you could also use an internal resistor in the coil instead.

In the horn circuit after the horn relay. This was done to adapt a 6 volt horn to work on a 12 volt system.

Since your boat is a 59, I cannot imagine a 6 volt horn was originally used. Everything should have been 12 volts.

If needed, this would be available at NAPA.
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