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No f[re at plug 454 c[ with points, s1o with a454 ci chevy,

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no f[re at plug 454 c[ with points
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: s1o with a454 ci chevy
JA: What year is your Chevy?
Customer: 83
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes ive put a new coil points plugs and plugwires
JA: Have you checked all the fuses? Do you have a wiring diagram?
Customer: when key is on coil gos hot to pos side
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 24 days ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 24 days ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.
I will do my best to assist you.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 24 days ago.

and you are running a point distributer?

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 24 days ago.

ok..with the distributer cap off if you open and close the points with a screw driver,do you see a spark at the points?

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
but only when you let off the key were would be the best place to run a new power wire
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 24 days ago.

you apparently have the wrong power wire to the seems that you only have a spark in the run position and not the start.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 24 days ago.

you need to connect the + wire to your coil that was connected to the + of the coil that was factory to the s10

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 24 days ago.

i also have an opinion to give if you dont mind..

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 24 days ago.

it would be a good idea to replace that old point distributor with a hei distributor,,

you can buy a new hei now for around $100,,

with the hei all you need to do is connect one switched + wire to it and you are done

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
you are right iam going to pick up a new msd real sone.. so my wireing is not stock eneymore so were would be a good spot to pick up a good+
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 24 days ago.

if you dont have the old harness,,the only other place would be from the ignition switch..

use a test light to test the wires and find one that is hot with the switch in the start position, starter turning and also hot in the run position..

i wouldnt think you need a msd,,just a simple stock hei unit is really hard to beat


Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 24 days ago.

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Customer: replied 24 days ago.
You help me out with very good answer's thank you very much
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 24 days ago.

you are very welcome


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