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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 01, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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I need some help. Just put the engine in my 69 and went to start it no luck. No spark either. Everything is the same as when I pulled the motor out it was running fine then. I took the module out of the HEI and had it tested and its good, changed the coil no help either, the only thing left is the pick-up???? I tried the obvious things like power. I am really stumped nobody has any manuals around here for checking one of these distributors, any suggestions????? Thanks in advance for any help.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 01, 02:37 PM
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Don't get mad but I speak from experience did you hook up the tach and power leads to the coil backwards.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 01, 05:48 AM
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the bat lead goes to your power wire, power not being battery, but switched (only on when the key is)

the TACH wire is self explanitory

if its hooked up correct and still no go , trace your BAT wire from the distributer to see if someone stuck a fuse in it or the fuse it goes to is blown.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 01, 10:33 AM
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Since you have the HEI in a 69 that didn't come with one you need to change the way you power it. the stock ign. switch will not handle the load of a HEI the best way is to trigger a relay with the ign. switch and hook the battery directly to the relay. I know it worked before but it looks like you have just about checked everything out.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 01, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys it looks like the wire that brought power to the distibutor was bum changed the wire 10-minutes ago and pow it started. Seeming that wire had 12volts but fell short when trying to start the car I tried eveything else first anyways thanks alot.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 01, 05:39 PM
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If it runs directly from the ign. switch you are going to have trouble sooner or later.

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