Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Re: 69 sb original engine harness repair questions
Most folks convert to an electronic ignition, unless you're going for an OEM appearance. Even then, you can get a distributor with factory correct appearance.
To the point...electronic ignition setups replace that freyed resistance wire with a new copper wire. You could use a ballast resistor if you intend to reuse the breaker points or use an electronic ignition that requires ballast.
If you replace the freyed wire with copper, you'll no longer need the extra wire from the starter solenoid to the coil (+). There are some ignition switches out there that require the wire because the I.S. doesn't keep the power on during a crank.
68 Coupe, 350 w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam, intake, 700R4, Dave's small body HEI