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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 04, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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I took the resistor wire out of the fuse block now i can"t get the other wire back in. what do i do.I am trying to put hei distributor in my 68 camaro.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 04, 04:04 AM
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Run a wire thru the Firewall and use the Ignition terminal on the fuse block
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 04, 04:22 AM
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Originally posted by dill:
I took the resistor wire out of the fuse block now i can't get the other wire back in.
What do you mean you can't get the other wire back in. Are you saying you purchased a new terminal, crimped a wire to it and now can't get it to snap into the firewall connector? Need a little more detail.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 04, 08:00 AM
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I did the same thing to my '71 I pulled the engine side of the fuse block and pulled the wire from it,I used a wire from another harness I had that was HEI,the blade was a little wider than the resistor wires blade.using a exacto knife I heated the blade and widened the slot where the wire goes.the wire fit right back in place of the old one and is nice and tight,looks like it belongs there
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 04, 07:05 AM
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I'm doing a HEI conversion too, and I measured the voltage from my white-cloth covered resistance wire to the block and I'm getting about 12volts without the motor running. I was expecting around 9-10volts. Do you think it's OK to go ahead and use it?

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 04, 01:32 PM
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Answer, no. Resistor wire will show battery voltage under "no load" conditions, but will drop when operating under load. Use a wire from the fuse box marked IGN .

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