Originally Posted by j33ping
What purpose does this condenser serve exactly?
I'm trying to find out if its necessary without a radio installed or if it affects the electronic distributor in some way?
Does it hook into the red wire with black stripe coming off the ignition coil lead?
Thanks for info!
Depends on where the 'Capacator' ('Condenser') is located in the system.
The 'Condenser' in the distributor keeps electrical current from arcing over the breaker points when they open,
Making the breaker points last MUCH longer.
The 'Condenser' when mounted on the coil bracket, hooked to the Positive terminal on the ignition coil,
Is to cut back on radio interference,
The 'Condenser' in an HEI distributor is mounted next the module,
It's function is to cut down on radio noise.