School me on the Ford ignition system
Bought an 80 Granada for a little hot rod project. Pulled the 255 this weekend to replace with a low mileage roller cam 302. The engine is in place but It came carbed with a billet HEI one wire distributor.
Now I understand that Ford used a separate start and run wire to the coil. My confusion starts at the ignition module. Every diagram I have seen shows 6 wires not 9 like coming out of my module. I want to delete this and clean up the wiring. But I want to know what all I am removing before I do. Honestly if the stock unit was in better shape I would consider running it. But all the connectors are melted and it really looks bad.
Also I do not see the resistor. Is it in the module, under the dash, or a resistor wire that needs to be bypassed?