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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 2nd, 18, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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327 Ignition Condenser

Hey guys, I have a 327 (1962 block) with points ignition. It starts and runs, but I was looking at my ignition system and ran into a surprise. I have a condenser connected to the coil bracket with the lead going up to the + side of the coil (along with the yellow wire from the starter and a white wire to the firewall). The negative side of the coil goes to the points in the distributor. I took the distributor cap off yesterday and found another condenser inside of the distributor. This surprised me but I am new to this and learning as I go. I have seen diagrams where a ballast resistor is connected to the positive side of the coil, and diagrams with the condenser connected on the negative side of the coil, but have not found any diagrams showing the way mine is connected. This car is new to me and it is possible that it came into my possession with stuff connected incorrectly. I am reaching out in hopes that your experience will help me understand why this is connected like this. Thanks in advance for the help!
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The condenser on the coil is for radio noise suppression I believe.
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Re: 327 Ignition Condenser

All GM divisions, points type distributors, OEM p/n 1852715, radio noise suppressor. Mounts with the flat blade slotted screw on the break out bracket for the coil, and wire affixes to the coil positive (+) post. This filter mainly helps reduce ignition "noise" for both AM and CB radio systems.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 18, 06:32 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 327 Ignition Condenser

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