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coil wires

what wires go to the coil on a t-bucket?

I have the points distributor with the kill switch and push button start.
All i have ran to coil so far is red wire from distributor to + side and
black wire to ground on the frame. I was told kill switch should go to +
side of coil and red from distributor to - side of coil. I'm getting so
confused trying to figure it out for myself and listening to parts counter
people.

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what wires go to the coil on a t-bucket?

I have the points distributor with the kill switch and push button start.
All i have ran to coil so far is red wire from distributor to + side and
black wire to ground on the frame. I was told kill switch should go to +
side of coil and red from distributor to - side of coil. I'm getting so
confused trying to figure it out for myself and listening to parts counter
people.
The "-" side of the coil connects to the wire from the distributor. The "+" side of the coil hooks to the power. During start up you want full battery current, while the engine is running you want to reduce the current (on most points-type coils, or if using a stock coil) by using a ballast resistor or resistor wire.

This can be done several ways. If you're wiring from scratch, I'd use a Ford-type fender well-mounted solenoid.
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The the "kill" switch is really just an on/off switch. In the ON position the + circuit is completed to the coil. The on/off switch also provides power to the start button.
As stated, a point type distributor/coil will need a resistance in the + circuit to the coil.
GM provides a terminal "S" on the starter to provide full voltage during cranking.
A solenoid is needed if no "S" terminal is provided.

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