No taped connections - there will be voltage drops, corrosion, the potential for a short circuit to ground. The fuse should be under the dash, close to your power source, so if the wire accidentally becomes grounded anywhere along its length, the fuse will blow and protect the car. Really, run a new wire, and don't repeat the bad habits of the previous owner. Use an inline fuse holder, and a 5-amp fuse will be fine.
The ballast resistor should be mounted on the coil bracket, to protect the points. but not all coils or systems need one. What do you have for a coil and distributor? I don't have a wiring diagram for the resistor, but again, Papajam is the keeper of all schematics.
Last edited by Kilgore Trout; 03-18-2011 at 06:48 PM.