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Old 03-29-2005, 10:47 AM   #11
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Great FAQ. I just converted mine to HEI (after engine swap).

Just a quick mentioned that someone had spliced a yellow to your braided-white wire. That is factory wiring. Mine (like yours) leaves the bulk-head as a braded white wire, then crosses over to the passenger side and then hits a splice, turning into a pair of yellow wires (one to my starter and the other to my dizzy). You will want to replace that white wire completely. I have read many tech articles about this and the white wire is a resistance wire. It will initially read a good 12 volts, but the voltage will drop to somewhere in the range of 7-9 volts as it heats up. (This was to give you a good 12-volt "HOT" spark when you start the engine, but a reduced voltage after it starts to avoid burning up the points).
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