The diagram that 58Fridge100 showed is how the resistor should be wired. As you are using the foot button starter you won't have the connection on the solenoid for the resistor bypass wire and will probably have to wire in a bypass wire with a separate switch. With the key "on" check the voltage to the + side of the coil. Through the resistor you should have around nine volts. If there is no voltage check the voltage on both sides of the resistor. For some reason the resistor may have fried on the first try and is not conducting electricity now. The lower voltage to the coil when using the resistor is to help the points last longer. You still need 12 volts to the coil to start the engine on cranking. If it were mine I'd wire in push button on or under the dash in a bypass circuit. That would be in the wire it shows going from the switch past the resistor to the coil in th diagram. Turn on the key, hit the foot pedal to crank, hit the push button for 12 V to the coil, Varoom. It might also serve as a pretty decent anti theft item as there is one more step involved is starting the rig.