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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 00, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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I'm hoping someone had this dilemma when they installed thier ignition box. Originally the ignition switch wire wire was connected to the ignition coil which was also connected to my solenoid "s" terminal. Not knowing any better I connected the ignition wire directly to the solenoid, because it is no longer connected to the coil. I used another switched wire to connect to the red wire of the ignition box. well, I found out by a smoking wire that this was not the proper way to wire this box and starter solenoid up. Now I have reviewed the situation a little closer and found I should have wired the ignition wire to the red wire on the ignition box. but my question is: how do I now connect the solenoid "s" terminal?

On a side note: can anyone tell me the original color wire for the ignition wire on a 1970 chevy camaro(307 c.i. v-8)? the on I am going to use is white with pink and purple specks, it looks like a cloth-covered wire.

Please help me assure myself I am going to wire this correctly.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 00, 06:47 AM
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The yellow wire from the starter solenoid to the "+" side of the coil was to give 12 volts to the coil during cranking on point type ignitions. If you no longer have points, it is not needed.

It probably won't be needed even with points since you have the 6AL which gives you a much stronger spark during cranking. Even without the wire hooked up a points-only system will start; it just starts easier with it hooked up.

Bottom line, it should work fine dis-connected. If you want to hook it up, call the MSD tech line at (915) 855-7123. They are very specific that only their orange wire attaches to the coil so it can't go there. It probably can be hooked up to the regular red wire from the key but I would check with them first. If it starts fine without it (and I believe it will), I would just tape it off.

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