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post #46 of 50 Old 04-24-2013, 07:36 AM
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Try this,
Run a hot wire straight from the battery to the distributor.
Now there is no question and see if it has fire and cranks.

If so, find a new hot wire that stays hot with the key.
If not your chasing ghosts in the distributor.


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post #47 of 50 Old 04-24-2013, 07:38 AM
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The block has 2 grounds. One frame to block and one to the battery plus it has the straps on the engine mounts (so really 4 all up). YOu would think a iron block and a new lump of ali would conduct ok but no, it needed sanding and to be shiny to work
Serrated washers are our friends.

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post #48 of 50 Old 04-24-2013, 07:41 AM
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Of the 2 HEI's I have, both of them have a threaded hole on the bottom of the base. I run a #10 or 12 wire from a known good ground to this point.

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I think it's a 8/32 machine screw.

Edit, I guess I have 3 of them, this one is a spare. And don't forget the gasket between the dizzy and block.
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Edit, I guess I have 3 of them, this one is a spare. And don't forget the gasket between the dizzy and block.
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Or you may have oil running down the block.
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post #50 of 50 Old 04-24-2013, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Try this,
Run a hot wire straight from the battery to the distributor.
Now there is no question and see if it has fire and cranks.

If so, find a new hot wire that stays hot with the key.
If not your chasing ghosts in the distributor.
Already tried this a while back and no go. It was the grounding.
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