Very simple but can't find: What color wires connects to ign coil? - Team Camaro Tech
Electrical & Wiring Troubleshooting electrical.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 15, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
guillaumeb
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: quebec
Posts: 144
Very simple but can't find: What color wires connects to ign coil?

My friend's underhood wiring is a mess, and just to confirm, we would like to know what are the colors of the wires that connects to the coil on a 68 camaro, stock config.
There is a white, yellow, black, orange if I recall

thanks a lot
g.b.
guillaumeber is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 15, 07:14 PM
Senior Tech
Jim
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
Posts: 1,123
Re: Very simple but can't find: What color wires connects to ign coil

If it's really a mess, then I would not be going by colors as who knows what might have been changed.
On the bulkhead connector, one of the pins (refer to a shop manual) would have had the original resistance wire coming out of it and this would go to the positive side of the coil. The positive side of the coil also has another wire that went to the starters "I" terminal which was opposite of the "S" terminal that the larger purple wire is connected to.

The negative side of the coil then had a wire that went to the points in the distributor.

If the car had a factory tach, then this would have been connected to the negative side of the coil also.

Some of the wires you have might also be for the wipers and the only way to know is to trace things down and/or do some electrical tests. Going by wire color leaves too much to chance sometimes.

Jim

1974 Spirit Of America Nova (being restored), 1973 Nova Custom, 1968 Chevy II (Garage Find 2012)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
SOA-Nova is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 15, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
guillaumeb
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: quebec
Posts: 144
Re: Very simple but can't find: What color wires connects to ign coil

Thanks a lot, will have to look into that!

Would you happen to know the original colors they should be to help us track those wires first ?

The ''Mess'' is not super intense... but missing some butt connectors, a couple burnt wires... etc

thanks again
g.b.
guillaumeber is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 15, 07:35 PM
Banned
Chet
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Oakland County
Posts: 1,353
Re: Very simple but can't find: What color wires connects to ign coil

Quote:
Originally Posted by guillaumeber View Post
Thanks a lot, will have to look into that!

Would you happen to know the original colors they should be to help us track those wires first ?

The ''Mess'' is not super intense... but missing some butt connectors, a couple burnt wires... etc

thanks again
g.b.
If you buy an Assembly Manual or the GM Shop Manual for the year Camaro you have, it will have a detailed wiring schematic inside it that gives all wire colors and where they go
onefiness is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 15, 07:46 PM
Senior Tech
Camarodude67
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Hartford, CT
Posts: 2,289
Re: Very simple but can't find: What color wires connects to ign coil

I have the pics for you 100% orginal coil setup for 68, I need your e-mail.

I always strip the original black tape to the firewall and 99% of the time you will see the original wire or what has been cut.
camarodude67 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 15, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
guillaumeb
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: quebec
Posts: 144
Re: Very simple but can't find: What color wires connects to ign coil

My email is: [email protected]

thanks a lot, looking forward your email!

g.b.
guillaumeber is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 15, 06:11 PM
Senior Tech
Camarodude67
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Hartford, CT
Posts: 2,289
Re: Very simple but can't find: What color wires connects to ign coil

pics sent for 1968 Camaro stock coil setup...
camarodude67 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome