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  1. Distributor Choice

    Electrical & Wiring
    I need some suggestions on what to use for a distributor for a BB chevy. I currently have a Pertronix ignitor with the coil. Engine has been running but recently will not start anymore. Did all the troubleshooting, timing, power to the coil, air gap between the magnetic pick up and module. This...
  2. no guages after "painless" rewire

    Electrical & Wiring
    ok, Ive read a few posts about specific guages, but none really after what i have done. 67 camaro rs/ss. wiring was spliced mult times all over, crewed by mice, etc, so I got a universal painless wiring harness, ripped out all old wiring and went to it. I wounted the fuze bow and ran the...
  3. Mark's MAD Electrical (New Stuff) - Can you show me your install?

    Electrical & Wiring
    Hi - I am in the process of upgrading to Mark's "New Stuff" system and looking for some ideas on where to mount the following: - Terminal Block on the firewall - Relays for the headlights - Remote starter solenoid (battery is in stock location) Ideally I would like all the hardware not to be...
  4. Electrical nightmare 67

    Electrical & Wiring
    Hello all, my 1st post, the car, 67 camaro, the issue; the car runs beautiful but, hit the lights or switch for convertible top the car shuts down. When on rd and put blinked on before comming to complete stop it surges like it shuts off then on as the blinked goes. Need some help as to where to...
  5. brake light switch question on 68 Camaro

    Electrical & Wiring
    How do you access the brake light switch for rear lights? Do you have to remove instrument gauges? I'm assuming that the switch is my problem. turn signals, emergency flashers, running lights all work fine. Any suggestions would be really appreciated!
  6. How to remove leads from fuse block?

    Electrical & Wiring
    Hi, When my car was converted to HEI the original resitance wire ignition lead was clipped off and a section of primary wire was crimped to it. I wanted to replace the whole lead with a new, clean, wire. I pulled the connector from the firewall and was expecting to see Packard 56 blade type...
  7. Original style radio "67" Test before install

    Electrical & Wiring
    I have a couple of original style AM radios that I want to put back into a resto I am doing but a wiring expert I am not. Can someone explain how I can easily check to see if they work on the bench before installing. I have original plugs in the back that have wires clipped (3) Labeled as noted...
  8. 1968 Camaro randomly dies

    Electrical & Wiring
    I have a 1968 camaro SS, with a 350 and four speed trans. If I turn on my headlights my car will die unless i push on the gas pedal a little bit. Something also draws off my battery whether the car is on or not. Also after the battery dies i'll let it set for a while and it will start back up...
  9. turn signals dont blink?!

    Camaro Tech
    i have a 1992 camaro rs, the right turn signal won't blink it just stays solid, ive changed the bulb and the fuse and still stays solid, any advice or answers?
  10. can some buddy help me with my camaro"s ignition

    Electrical & Wiring
    hi i got a 1986 camaro z28 305 tpi with t-tops and it was runing great but one day i parked it and the next day there was no power no lites on the dash no radio no noting but the int. lites work and the head lites work and the horn works too but the power locks make a clicking sond...
  11. 1981 directional issues

    Troubleshooting
    Can anyone help me with this: I have a 1981 Camaro but neither of the directional lights are working on it. It’s really frustrating because all the other lights are working including the hazards. After replacing all the bulbs and flashers accompanied with several hours of scratching my hours; I...
  12. 1996 V6 Problems

    Camaro Tech
    Hello all! I'm a new user to this forum, and was recommended by a friend, here's my story. I was given a 1996 V6 Camaro by my in-laws, it has 75,000 miles on it. When I was given it I was told that they believed that the only thing wrong with it was the Catalytic converter. It ran...
  13. Car Starts, but not through ignition

    Electrical & Wiring
    Hello, I a new owner to a 67' camaro and am trying to work some of the initial bugs out of it. So here is the history of this gremlin, hope someone can help me. The car will not start by the key ignition inside as normal, but will from a remote starter hooked to the solenoid. I initially got...
  14. 87 Camaro battery drain

    Electrical & Wiring
    Ok so I have a base (I think anyway) 1987 Camaro with the 2.8 V6 in it, 5 speed manual. It's got the weirdest battery drain I've ever seen. It will spontaneously "fix" itself, usually after I accelerate hard, and then after about three days goes right back to draining the battery. I KNOW the...
  15. 85 camaro Z-28 dies while running

    Troubleshooting
    i have an '85 camaro z-28 that i just recently bought to restore and use as a dialy driver.. just recently ive started to have problems with aobut 10-15 minutes after driving it will just cut out... everything. The engine dies, headlights,blinkers,running lights, 4-ways, intirior lgiths,gauges...
  16. More help needed wiring ignition switch/solenoid/starter etc.

    Electrical & Wiring
    Well, I'm finally almost ready to hear my new 383 run in my convertible for the first time. I just need to sort out some wiring issues. A few months ago, with the help from others on this forum (thanks again), I came up with the schematic below. So in theory, this should work out safely, but...
  17. faulty gauges "reset" themselves?? Somebody help me

    Electrical & Wiring
    So I recently removed an XM Stereo that was installed on my camaro when i bought it. When i did this i blew my number 15 fuse and promptly replaced it. This fuse was the fuse to all my gauges, dash lights, fog lights, and stereo. Once replaced the gauges worked fine. Yesterday however i did...
  18. ONE WIRE ALTERNATOR -- What do I do with the other wires?

    Electrical & Wiring
    I swapped my 2 wire alternator with a 1 wire alternator so that I can forego the use of the voltage regulator. I now use the red wire for the new alternator and the other 2 wires have a plug. What do I do with the these wires? Are they for the idiot light? Thx!!!
  19. engine turns but wont start

    Electrical & Wiring
    Hey im new here and this is my first post. i looked at previous posts to see if someone talked about this but i didnt find anything. anyway the other day i was in my car and had the engine off and was listening to the radio (dumb i know but i was studying). after an hour white smoke started...
  20. Car suddenly will not start. look inside for issues

    Electrical & Wiring
    Well folks, I have developed yet another problem. Battery went dead (dome light left on, I think). Chrged her back up, turned it over, started right up. Shut it off, tried to re-start 5 seconds later....nothing at all. Gen light comes on, dome light dims and all other guage lights go off when I...
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