You connected the coils in parallel.
If you want 80 ohms then connect them in series.
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> > Started this project in Jan of 05. Want to have completed by
> > end. Made A plastic stator housing about 21 and 1/4 inches
> > diamater. Made my own mags for stator and purchased mags for
> > Currently working on commutor for firing stator mags. Any
> > suggestions would be appreciated. I do not have any knowledge in
> > electronics but have purchased A study book and am learning.
> ron My stator mags are homemade. Four of them. They are made
> 22 guage wire with an average of 1150 wraps. My meter showed A
> resistance "in ohms" of 40 to 45 in each of them. I installed
> into the housing "plastic" and now have two of them wired
> resistance is now 19 to 20 ohms. I expected this to be around 80
> ohms. Did I do somthing wrong, or is this the way electronics
> Help me if you can, still want to fire this thing up by years end.
> Thanks ron