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Coil wiring problem.


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Getting the car back together after a four/five/six month hiatus. New motor is in, everything all buttoned-up. Never claimed to know what I was doing, but I obviously thought it'd be easy to hook up the coil when I pulled everything. But, after time passed, I've forgotten what goes where.

What I assume (but in no way am I saying is correct)...

Positive/15 side: red wire from pertronix and green/red wires from #87 start relay. I also have an electronic fuel pump that needs to be connected to the positive side (meaning all three terminals are now taken on the posi side)

Negative/1 side: black wire from pertronix and thin black wire from harness (I think it's a tach wire)

What I'm questioning...

The two wires coming from the wiring harness (Photo 2). One is brown/black (negative?) and the other appears to be some sort of pink/black (positive?).

The spliced-together black cables (Photo 3). I'm thinking they went to the points system, but I really can't even remember how points even worked, haha. Definitely not the only open-ended wire in this car (no smog + PO).

Ignorant question: if I wire this wrong and try to start the car, will I blow out my coil or pertronix?





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  • 2 years later...
Guest Anonymous
someone sent me this pic a short while ago when i was trying to get one of mine wired back up after a tear down....maybe it'll help


Just curious, but what is that box with 87, 86, 85 and 30? Where should I find that?


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