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Old 02-14-2017, 10:40 AM
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the HEI usually gets a 12ga wire from the firewall connector to the coil/batt connection on the cap..
the points harness will have the resistor wire..

you can use the resistor wire to trigger a relay with battery power to the HEI..
or
replace the resistor wire with a 12ga stranded copper wire..
or
tie into the ignition wire on the other side of the firewall with a 12ga wire to the distributor..

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my harness has the hook up for a points distributor. its a yellow wire and a white wire with some kind of woven insulation. Suprised many people even know where ridgecrest is.
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you wont need the yellow wire anymore with the HEI..
that was the 12v bypass for the points..

that's the resistor wire with cover,, use the white wire to trigger the relay
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replace the resistor wire from the firewall to the distributor with a 12ga stranded copper wire..
or
tie into the ignition wire on the other side of the firewall with a 12ga wire to the distributor..

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Suprised many people even know where ridgecrest is.
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I been in alot of those places with my old 76 k10 stepside. Doubt i will be taking my elky out on those areas due to it having such a nice paint job.
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I dont see a spare wire on my harenss. but i should be able to run a wire from the fuse panel on the ign tab up to the distributor right ???
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I dont see a spare wire on my harenss. but i should be able to run a wire from the fuse panel on the ign tab up to the distributor right ???
Yeah, you may have to run a spare to the HEI. A 'keyed' 12v wire.

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i got the wires for the old points system. they have 12 volts going to them should they be okay to use or should i run a wire from the fuse box up to the distributor???
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what spare wire are you looking for?? in which harness??

I don't mention using the ign tap in the fuse box because people usually don't know how many things or what is running on that circuit all ready.. that's where everything extra gets added..
it could be a smaller wire, a longer run, with more connections??

I don't have 68 diagram, but usually the pink wire from the ignition switch feeds the coil/dist,
its usually a bigger wire, just for the ignition,
when it goes thru the firewall connector it changes to the resistor wire with the braded insulation..
I like the relay setup because I know my coil/dist is getting full battery voltage,
and its usually not going to go out because something else on the circuit has a problem..

will the hei run on the ign tap at the fuse box?? probly..
is it a better way to do it?? probly not..
check to see if the ign tap is hot in the start position too, on some cars it may not be??

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