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Wiring HEI distributor

Ive asked this question before but still dont under stand: I had a flooded car that I had to rewire. Some wires in the fuse box stay hot but I cant find one that goes hot when I turn the ignition switch. I hooked up a universal switch with the hot wire going to the Hei; it works but the wire gets hot to touch. Is there something that goes between to cut down the juice? or can you just go hot wire directly to Hei? what about a relay, fusible link or?
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Re: Wiring HEI distributor

On a first or second generation Camaro there should be a 1/4" male spade terminal on the fuseblock marked IGN. Just run a piece of 12 gauge wire with a 1/4" female spade on each end from there to your HEI.

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Yes I know about wire to fusebox but I had to wire this whole car because it got floode and when I turn the key I dont have any hot coming from the fuse box. I my own ignition switch in with hot coming directly from battery to switch and then out to HEI when key is turned on. It would be like going straight from battery to HEi will this burn something out?
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Yes I know about wire to fusebox but I had to wire this whole car because it got floode and when I turn the key I dont have any hot coming from the fuse box. I my own ignition switch in with hot coming directly from battery to switch and then out to HEI when key is turned on. It would be like going straight from battery to HEi will this burn something out?

Could burn the car to the ground in a fire.

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Ive asked this question before but still dont under stand: I had a flooded car that I had to rewire. Some wires in the fuse box stay hot but I cant find one that goes hot when I turn the ignition switch.
Yr of car??? (you shoud add it to your sig) How did you rewire the car? Did you use a replacement harness? Are there some fuses that are never hot? If so the IGN switch may not be feeding the fuse box. Some wires in the fuse box are supposed to stay hot, others are only hot either when the IGN key is on or the in the case of the dash lamps fuse, only when the parking or headlamp switch is on.


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I hooked up a universal switch with the hot wire going to the Hei; it works but the wire gets hot to touch.
Where did you get power from? What size wire did you use? You should have used at least a 12g. Hot wires are usually a short, or using to small of a wire.

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Is there something that goes between to cut down the juice?
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or can you just go hot wire directly to Hei?
NO, if you did the HEI would be draining the battery with the car off, unless you add a switch.

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what about a relay, fusible link or?
As a temporary measure, you can use a relay, get power from the horn relay, add a 20 amp fuse close to horn relay, until you get your problems straighten out. Heres how to wire it using a Bosch relay

30 to horn relay with a inline fuse
87 to HEI bat
86 to horn relay
85 to one side of your universal switch, the other side to ground.

This way power for the HEI doesn't travel through the switch. The switch only turns the relay on & off. Hope this helps.


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