I didn't think the EI had to have a ballast resistor. If yours is still
in-line, it could be the problem.
Also... (and I don't know WHY it does this) You must remove the
pink-wire from the system completely... disconnected at the ignition
switch (or junction block on Hawks w/tach). Don't leave it wired-up,
thinking the juice is going to flow through the "other" wire instead.
It's OK to leave the coil-end connected to the green-w/black tracer
solenoid bypass wire.
I had the same trouble with my '61 Hawk, and later a '63 Wagon. I used
the Petronix in the '61. I just "added" an extra wire to power the
coil... without disconnecting the pink resistor wire. It still didn't
I "heard" that if you turn your Petronix equipped ignition on and wait
5-seconds before starting, it will fire better. It certainly works on
our car. It does "seem" to start much quicker. I know Dave's system
isn't a Petronix... but you might try that also.
My experience with MoPar electronic ignitions (in MoPars) is that the pickup
unit in the distributor is a common failure. You might make sure everything
in the head of the distributor is clean.
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