i recently picked up your complete harness kit for my '64.....is it possible to run the +coil wire through the resistor and to the coil then to the stock distributor???? just curious if it is do-able or if i should just break down and get a new distributor.
Rodney American Auto wire doesn't read these boards much (I do not recall them ever posting anything but an ad).
Your stock wiring had a ni-chrome resistor wire that ran from a junction on the fire wall (there was a big plastic ferule that would be visible where the resister wire spliced into the regular copper wire) that dropped the voltage down from a nominal 12 Volts to 8 Volts. If your new replacement wiring is all copper (which is a good thing if you ever want to upgrade to an HEI distributor) you can use the same ballast resister that the 1955-'57 Chevys used on their firewalls; as they are available as a service part, and it does the same thing as the old resistor wire.
Only your information (instruction sheet) can answer this question or a call to American Wires tech line.