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Old 06-26-2003, 05:10 PM
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Coil wires on '70 Chevelle?

I'm changing the stock points distributor to an HEI. Currently there are two wires coming from the wire loom that's connected to the coil, both are connected to each other. My voltmeter reads that one wire is hot with 12v when the ignition is turned on, the other is not which tells me that it's fed from the first wire. My question is where is this second wire connected to?
I want to connect the first hot wire to the electric choke and was wondering if I could terminate the second wire?

UPDATE: I just looked in an old "Motor Manual" and it appear that the second wire goes to the 'idiot" alt light. Any confirmations out there?

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Old 06-29-2003, 05:16 AM
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1 wire on the coil has ignition power (this is your resister wire) and the other wire has full 12 volts during cranking ,coming off the starter. there is no need to use this wire with HEI systems. if your going too use the HEI distributer, you'll have too elinmimate the resister wire,replace the wire right from the fire wall too the distributer or find another 12 volt power source.
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Thanks for the reply. I ended up tapping the HEI to the fuse block under the dash. I also terminated the two wires as you suggested.
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