Plug wires are 8mm Accel SuperStock. Ballast resistor is something I picked out of a parts book that looked like it mounted the same as the original.

I assumed that since it always ran well when cold using the old points it would run like crap all the time if either the plug wires or ballast resistor were an issue with the Mallory. Running poorly when cold was the last thing I expected.

I had hoped that this would be a no-brainer issue that others had experienced and that the answer would be obvious and simple. I guess it is just another case of the car fighting any effort to bring it into the 21st century. I will buy the proper coil and talk sweetly to the car to convince it that it is still loved.