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The engine in my '46 is a long water pump motor with the stock pump, so the above didn't apply, and although it was a freshly rebuilt motor, it had been fitted with a cheap points type distributor and unknown quality coil to enable me to fire it up and move the car around. Given the long road trip I planned for the car's debut, I played it safe and installed Pertronix's coil, wires and billet distributor. The Flamethrower II coil (which does not require a ballast resistor) was installed on the firewall. The old points and condenser distributor was pulled and put on the "probably-never-get-used-again-but-I'll-keep-it-in-case shelf." I can put those super long plug wires in the same place too.