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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 01, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Iam changing from my points on my 69 Z to HEI and the HEI has three wires, does anyone know where the go, I know one goes to the coil but what about the other two?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 01, 11:23 AM
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The 3 wires should have a plug on the end of them that plug into the dist cap housing. They come from the distributor. Be sure to use a full 12volt source that is activated by the key for the batt. term. HEI needs a full 12 volts to work properly.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 01, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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It does have a 3 wire plug that goes to the distributor but from the distributor there are the 3 wires, I know one goes to the coil but where do the other 2 go and should the resister wire be replace so I have a full 12volts to the coil?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 01, 01:58 PM
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The one with the raised slot is where the 12 volt source goes. The other one is for the tach lead. Dont forget to run the wire from the starter so you get 12 volts to the dist. while cranking.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 01, 03:43 PM
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You only need one 12V wire to your distributor. You do not need to use the wire from your starter, it is only for points type distributors. Do not use the resistor wire at all - just cut it or tape it and tuck it somewhere out of the way.

In my opinion, the best place to tap a fresh 12V wire that works off the ignition is from the fuse box. There is a spare male terminal labeled "IGN" in the bottom center of the fuse box that supplies full 12V whenever the key is in the "Run" or "start" position. Just plug in a new wire there and run it through the firewall to the distributor + connection (the one closest to the front of the car).

The three wire plug from the distributor plugs right into the cap - it will only fit one way so it won't go on backwards. The tach wire goes on the terminal behind the + connection.

Then you're all set.
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This should help Thx
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This should help Thx
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