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01-18-2008 06:21 PM
Blue67Camaro I'm so sorry to hear the bad news please forgive me. This guy is so smart we lost a great one. The wire in question is most definitly a ballest resistor wire and I'm sorry the car is a 67 Camaro. I have a Pro-Billet MSD ready to run distributor in my car and I was considering the option of removing the resistor wire from the harness and replacing it with a new 12-10 ga to the + side of my coil instead of using a jumper from the fuse box ingnition post to the + side of my coil. I'm almost positive in doing that it will be fine and that's why I chimed in here because DOCVETTE mentioned this very option of cutting out the resistor and splicing wires together and run it to the coil but this particular issue was with HEI. Any thoughts or assistance?

Thank you
01-17-2008 07:52 PM
302 Z28 Docvette is no longer with us, he passd on several months ago . This thread is almost a year old . Check the wire with a volt/ohm meter to see if it's a resistor wire. It probably is as I cannot think of any other cloth covered wires in a 69 Camaro.

Vince
01-17-2008 05:34 PM
Blue67Camaro Docvette

Hey this is Blue67Camaro you have assisted me in the past and I appreciate it very much. I am sorry for jumping in here but I have a question on the same lines here and I know you can assist me. the 20w wire that comes from the firewall side of the wire harness it is cloth shielded white\orange I am guessing this is a resistor wire. I have bypassed it from my fuse box to the (+) side of my coil and it works fine, but I want to take that out and was wondering can I use this cloth shielded white\orange wire which is part of the ignition system and splice a wire to bring it to the coil or do I need to go ahead and replace that wire from the hareness block. I ask because it's there and in great shape so why not us it and take out the bypass wire I put in some time back after I went to the MSD probillet ready to run distributor, what are your thoughts and again sorry I just read this string and couldn't resist, thanks again.
04-11-2006 05:06 AM
docvette Doc here,

Yup..

Just locate it, snip the wires from both ends..toss the resistor and splice the two wires together..Or if it's long enough .. run the end coming from the switch directly to the BATT HEI terminal.

If you have a Resistor wire, you will have to remove it and replace that with a regular section of wire.

Doc
04-11-2006 05:01 AM
mvara71
69 camaro ignition switch

Thank you sir, I will try that, one last question (hopefully ) is there a way to by pass the ballast resistor since I am not using point. I switch my distributor with an HEI.
04-10-2006 10:27 PM
docvette
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Originally Posted by mvara71
Thank you sir , I was contemplating in getting another ignition switch , tracing the wire is not the problem, is where to connect then on the ignition switch , I remember five wires came out 1 a heavy red, 2 a brown wire, 3 some green wire the goes to the ballast resistor, 4 a purple wire, 5 some green wire that looks like is been used for the gen light went you flip the key , this ignition switch dont have any marking so is hard to tell where to connet this wires.

Doc here,

I'll take a shot at this..

The heavy Red is your wire going to the Fuse link on the main starter bolt on the solenoid..(about a 10 ga wire)...The Brown wire goes to the Alternator Charge lamp circuit...The Green wire that goes to the Ballast resistor is your "Run" position on the switch ......The Purple wire is the wire that goes to the "S" terminal on the starter solenoid...The other green wire may be for ACC...

One way to figure out how the switch is orientated is Ohm it out..With your DVOM set for Ohms, R X 1 Calibrated for 000, turn the switch to "Run" or on..probe two terminals at a time on the switch until you get a reading of 000, that will be your Main power and "Run" terminals..Make note of those two...

Pick one of the two you got a reading on and turn the key to the "Start" and hold it there (this will require the growth of a third hand and arm.. ) and probe the switch..If you get no reading..go to the OTHER terminal you identified as "run" and probe again..

you should read 000..If so, relax the start function, the reading should go away..the terminal that you first Identified in the "run" Check is the MAIN power to the switch..you will take all your readings from this terminal to the other terminals..

with that, you will have main power, run and start..always use the main power terminal to ohm out the rest of the switch..to the other terminals and make a little drawing of it..hook your wires up accordingly..

If any of the functions don't give readings to the power terminal, you have a damaged switch..you'll need to replace it.

Doc
04-10-2006 07:44 PM
mvara71
69 camaro ignition switch

Thank you sir , I was contemplating in getting another ignition switch , tracing the wire is not the problem, is where to connect then on the ignition switch , I remember five wires came out 1 a heavy red, 2 a brown wire, 3 some green wire the goes to the ballast resistor, 4 a purple wire, 5 some green wire that looks like is been used for the gen light went you flip the key , this ignition switch dont have any marking so is hard to tell where to connet this wires.
04-10-2006 05:56 PM
docvette Doc here,

Does the FB Ignition Switch go to a plug in the bottom of the steering Column?

If that is the case, you should get a switch and harness from the autoparts store or bone yard to replace it..reason for being is that the harness inside the column most likely is burned up too (and may even have caused the short in the fist place) By repairing the wires it will (may) just burn out again..

The ballast Resistor is simple..

Just locate the resistor (usually at or near where the old coil was) and disconnect it, then splice the wires back together..That will fix that.

Doc
04-10-2006 05:00 PM
mvara71
69 camaro ignition switch schematic

OK. I have a 69 camaro with tilt steering that came from a 68 firebird, I been building this car for at least 7 years . One of my wires near the ignition switch was hot and burn itself with one of the wire of the ignition switch. Went I try to start the car smoke came out and I did the stupid thing of pulling the wires out of the ignition switch. What I need is for somebody toshow me a schematic on how to rewire this wires 'cause I have look everywhere and cannot find anything. This car has the HEi distributor and it also has a valance resistor that I would like to bypass it. My main problem is that who ever had this car before me mikey mouse the car and the wire are totally different . Plz help me find what i am looking for .

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