OK, so you are in California which means the HEI module is illegal to run.
So if you are going to run it like that, it will still have that pesky emissions computer in the loop. Tthat may be your failure point also, a leaky dash can take out the connections on the computer that sits behind the glove box.
You can change this with two hidden wires and still be able to pass the emissions sniffer on the ASM2525 dyno machine. What you have to do is to take those orange and purple wires we are talking about twisting and run them inside the loom 'directly' to the orange and purple wires at the distributor. The soldering connections can be done out of sight inside the loom. You then reset the timing to 8 BTDC.
The carb will have to be manually set for mix with the mix screws down front and the stepper motor's air bypass pins need to be manually set with their shoulder about 1/8" from the back wall. Basicaly that is doing the 'nutter' bypass. I have also snipped the connections to the stepper motor inside the loom out of sight so it all looks ok still.
How to - Nutter Bypass - JeepForum.com
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