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  1. 340SHAKER

    340SHAKER Well-Known Member

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    Coil wires.jpg I'm looking for some guidance. The car was apart when I bought it so I'm not sure where some wires connect. I do have a wiring diagram but I am converting it to electronic ignition and some wires do not match. I have "most" of the engine wiring harness connected. However I'm a little concerned with the coil wires and the resistor wires. I have attached a picture that shows the wires on the resistor and three other wires. Two with eyelits and one with a spade connector. First do the resistor wires look to be installed correctly? The other 3 wires I assume connect to the coil and the oil pressure sensor. Can you tell me which one goes where? I assume the spade is for the oil pressure sensor. That leaves the two eyelits, positive or negative? Also do I need a condenser? If so, does it attach to the + or - on the coil? Thanks guys.
     
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    Slotts Well-Known Member

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    To answer the three unconnected wires:
    Solid Gray w/ Female Packard Terminal - To Oil Pressure Sender
    Brown w/ Eyelet - To Positive Terminal On Coil
    Black w/ Yellow Tracer w/ Eyelet - To Negative Terminal On Coil

    I do see issues with the wiring on the ballast resistor. Where did this harness come from? Typically, a four terminal ballast resistor has only two double terminal connectors. One with a extension on the connector that is keyed to fit into a C cutout on the side of the ballast resistor on the right side of your picture.

    No, you do not need a condenser when converting to an electronic ignition setup.

    Also, noticed there is no insulation on the wiper gear box cover plate two terminals.

    Jim
     
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    340SHAKER Well-Known Member

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    Jim, Thank you for your help. I got the harness from YEAR 1. It's an electronic ignition update harness. There is key on the double terminal that fit down into the C channel on the lower right side. Now I don't know if it matters where the other two attach, top or bottom??? The original harness had two double terminals, I assumed that this was different because it is for electronic ignition.
     
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    340SHAKER Well-Known Member

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    As for the wiper motor, I sent it of to Bruce Somer to have it restored and this is how it came back. I noticed everyone else's pictures have the red insulation on the wiper terminals. What is it? And do you know where I can get it?
     
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    Sometime in 70 Chrysler stopped using the red varnish on the terminals. If your motor fit within that time frame and didn't have it I would have not applied it, however if you would like to have it I can send you some.
    Bruce
     
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    340SHAKER Well-Known Member

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    Hi Bruce, I didn't mean to throw you under the bus I just don't know anything about that stuff. For the record the wiper motor turned out Very Nice! I will email you. If you could send some that would be great. Thank you.
     
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    340SHAKER Well-Known Member

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    That my friend is very helpful. Thank you very much!
     
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    Thanks, that's what we do. Give me a like if it helps.
     
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    340SHAKER Well-Known Member

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