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Username Post: Bypassing resistor wire        (Topic#361571)
Johnny468 
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06-30-20 07:05 AM - Post#2797518    

I'm doing a Pertronix Ignitor conversion on a 1967 Pontiac LeMans. I need to bypass the resistor wire from the firewall bulkhead connector to the coil + terminal in order to have a full 12 volts at the coil.

I've looked at the fuseblock and the only spare terminals are always hot. Unlike my 1965 Chevy (which I converted to HEI) there's no SW BATT terminal that's only hot when the car is running. So my alternate plan is to trace the resistor wire to the bulkhead connector and replace it with a conventional wire.

I could cut the wire say 1" out from the connector and splice in the new wire or pull the terminal out of the connector and attempt to pry it open and solder in the new wire. Neither option is really appealing to me. I was hoping to be able to leave the resistor wire in place, coil it up and tape over the connector then run the new wire to a different location. I'm trying to make this as clean and reliable of an installation as possible. Before I proceed does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks,

Johnny

1965 Impala SS
505/4-speed/3.90


 


wagonman100 
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06-30-20 07:58 PM - Post#2797592    
    In response to Johnny468

On my

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TAT_2 
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07-01-20 03:51 PM - Post#2797668    
    In response to Johnny468

https://www.walmart.com/ip/FUSE-CIRCUIT-TAP/1 52924...

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Johnny468 
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Loc: Richmond, Va.
Reg: 10-24-08
07-10-20 06:30 AM - Post#2798340    
    In response to TAT_2

Just a quick follow up, I did go with a fuse tap and everything looks like it working great. I used the wiper circuit since it's 20 amps, the tap fit nicely around the fuse and the fuse snapped tight into the fuse holder.

Pertronix Ignitor and coil made a big difference, car runs much better now, feels like it pulls harder and hot starts are definitely improved.

Johnny

1965 Impala SS
505/4-speed/3.90


 
TAT_2 
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Age: 66
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07-10-20 03:48 PM - Post#2798367    
    In response to Johnny468


TIED MY HOLLY ELECTRIC CHOKE INTO THE WIPER CIRCUIT.

09 PONTIAC- VIBE
08 PONTIAC- G6
93 VETTE - 40TH ANIV RUBY RED LT1/6SPD/RAG TOP
NEXT ?


*****
PREVIOUS VETTE'S 58,68,70,76,78,85,90
*****


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