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wiring hei with no coil

72 Vega 355 s.b.c with ford remote starter selanoid, early g.m-h.e.i distributor, non-computer one wire Delco Alt. And Tach with filter. Book i am using for wiring says run wire from i post to coil, wire from tach filter to coil, alternator to coil. Distributor cap has-tach,batt. C- B+ and Grd. Terminal posts. Anyone tell me where these wires that should go to coil, do go?
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If you have a mid to late 70's HEI the coil is in the cap. All you need is 12 volts to the bat terminal on the cap, and connect your tach to the tach terminal. Unless you are trying to wire an external coil.

My suggested alternative to the wiring directions you have:
Put a power junction block (block of plastic with 1-2 metal posts) on the firewall near the distributor. You can buy them, or there are several types you can get in the junkyard from various GM vehicles. Then connect these wires.
- Large positive battery cable routed down near fuel pump and to large starter terminal.
- Large negative battery cable routed to alternator bracket or other suitable ground.
- Main power wire (with fusible link) running from the large starter terminal up behind the engine (there should be a metal tube) and to the junction you put on the firewall. Now you have a 12 volt power point on the firewall.
- BAT power wire to the alternator (with fusible link) from junction block along the valve cover to alternator, or from the battery positive over to the BAT terminal
- Fuse-box power wire with fusible link run from junction block over to fuse-box
- Power to BAT terminal on coil comes from switched ignition-on source in the fuse-box

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