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My car has an aldon flame thrower coil, but otherwise standard set up - using the original points.

I took the car out for a drive today and got back home after 20 mins sitting in traffic. I noticed that the coil was really hot - almost too hot to touch, is this normal? Its been on the car for about 600 miles, and has worked fine so far.
 

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Perhaps that coil is intended to be used with a ballast resistor.

There is a good discussion of coils and resistors on the HotSpark website.

The fact that your car runs OK, doesn't mean that the coil is happy - increased temperature will shorten its life.
 

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I don't know that coil, but, as Jay says, it might be intended to have a ballast resistor.
It may alså be that your points need changing or regabbed. Remember that a high tension coil shortens the points life.
Erik
 
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