I read a couple post but didn't sound like we had the same problem. I have a 73 impala it had the points set up, coil had resestor wire on the side which connected with th starter wires on coil of coures to reduce the voltage. I had no problem with this set up but need to upgrade.
I installed an new Hei distributor with a 65,000 volt coil, I have a 383 stroker. It calls for a constant 12v supply. I installed it my ?'s are do I hook up both wires coming from the starter sileniod to the batt side I have no tack, of disributor or just the ing switch by its self from sileniod? The instructions say it needs to be a copper wire at least 10-12 guage, my wire that sets closest to the block was steel not copper(brown color), but the other closest to fender well was smaller yellow in color,but copper. I don't have a ballast resistor and since the wire resistor is no longer there, I should be getting 12 volt or is their a resistor in my harnes or eles were? Problem is no spark, I going to change out the steel wire with a copper 10 guage. Last ? I also have 7mm plug wires for the time being I know I need to upgrade, will they fry or just reduce my voltage from coil. Sry so many ? just new at installing an Hei. Please help I thank you a head of time and for your time, Live Action!