Starting/Ignition question - Team Camaro Tech
Electrical & Wiring Troubleshooting electrical.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 02, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: milwaukee, wi, usa
Posts: 241
I have a general question on a HEI ignition. How does the distributor get the juice during the cranking phase to start the engine? I understand the ignition switch in the crank position will send juice to the starter to turn the motor over, but where does the distributor get its juice from at that point?
67killerb is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 02, 08:46 AM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 446
The HEI needs to have a 12 volt source that is available when the key is in the on and or run position.

Black 69 camaro
HOTROD69CAMARO is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 02, 03:13 AM
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Bellmawr, New Jersey
Posts: 125
On a factory wiring harness, there is an 18 gauge yellow wire that went from the "R" terminal on the starter to the + side of coil. This supplied +12V to the distributor during the crank cycle. If you are using a newer hi-torque starter, you will need to install a start relay to supply the power during crank.
Usually, on 68-up ignition switches, the IGN stud on the switch is live during the crank cycle and does not require this extra wire during crank. I belive 67 needs it though. Hope this helps!
[email protected]
AAW is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

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


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:


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