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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 01, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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Some moron took the HEI out of Angie's Vette and put a points distributor in. They connected the pink hot lead in to the positive wire of the coil, then a black lead to the distributor. The tach's brown wire is laying loose. Is this the recommended way to connect in this situation? The tach obviously doesn't work, but we have a short somewhere and I was trying to find it. The guys on the vette forum don't seem to have an answer for my ground problem, so I thought I would go to you guys for a real answer.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 01, 12:29 PM
 
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Sounds correct. You may need a resistor in the hot wire to the coil, but this shouldn't be the source of your short. Disconnect the hot wire to the coil if the short goes away check the coil and points.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 01, 01:27 AM
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I'd honestly put a hot hei back in it.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 01, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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I want to put an HEI back in, but can't get the short out of the wiring harness, so we can't drive the stupid dog. No need to put an HEI into a lawn ornament.

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