i recently had trouble w/ power to my voltage regulator so my mechanic suggested a eyebulge: chevy:eyebulge: ) set up. ( one wire set up) which means i done away w/ my regulator and used and externally mounted regulator right on the alternator. my prob. now is i have 14.4 volts coming out of the alternator and it is heating up my coil and shutting down my motor. i talked to msd b/c i have a distributor from them and they suggested an inline ballast resistor but i am afraid of frying other components w/ that much juice being produced. and when i fire up my car it runs great (for awhile until the coil warms up) but before that time the key wont shut it down. i checked the ignition switch but it all checked out fine. sorry for such a long thread but plz i am going nuts trying to figure this one out.