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OK, I have a 69 chevy with a 350 that I'm going to be rebuilding. The engine's going to be a bit hotter than stock, with a new cam and intake, along with head work.
I'm wondering what is involved in upgrading to a HEI over Points distributor, ( one with a coil in the Cap [a summit special]) I've herd that some mods have to be done to get proper voltage???
any help would be great :)
 

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all right, I've checked all over and no ballast resistor is to be seen on the fire wall? My wiring diagram in my manual also shows now resistor, however, it states that the wire is a "resistance wire" and instead of a standard color abrv. it has "20W-OR/PPL TR", the wire insulator is a braded material, instead of the standard pvc plastic insulator.
???Is it possiable that they just use a small wire for the resistance, and no resistor???
Also I saw somewere that the reason for a second wire that runs from the starter up is when the Ing. is turnd to "crank" it provides full 12v to help start, but then after started it is run through a resistor so it does not burn up the points. ANY truth to this? this type of wire does not apper in the wiring diagrams of cars with HEI standard so Is it still needed???
If it is just a wire that is the resistor, Can't I just replace it with a bigger one and be done?
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