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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:43 am 
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carnuck wrote:
That terminal gets 12VDC while cranking IF the terminal isn't worn off inside. When you let go of the key it drops back to about 9VDC. That will restrict your revs. TDC on the harmonic balancer lines up for #1 or #6 because teh crank turns twice for 1 dist revolution.


Where would you recommend to run the wire then if that is the case?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:56 am 
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Wherever you can find switched 12VDC. If done wrong, the feedback from the heater fan can keep the motor running till it stops spinning.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:25 am 
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I wired it to the solenoid and made sure to set my timing from TDC and it fired up right away. I need to tune my carb and set my timing now. I have an actron timing light with a conductive clamp for the rpm, however it doesn't seem to work so well. The light doesn't pick up the rpm accurately for some reason, usually it just reads 0 rpm but it will jump around every now and then..

Anyone have any ideas why that is happening?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:45 am 
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You ever figure this out?

When I had my HEI, I had to set the engine back to TDC and work from there. I tried setting it to 10*btdc or whatnot, it wouldn't start at all.

Might want to try that if it's still causing issues.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:53 am 
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Nightpath wrote:
You ever figure this out?

When I had my HEI, I had to set the engine back to TDC and work from there. I tried setting it to 10*btdc or whatnot, it wouldn't start at all.

Might want to try that if it's still causing issues.


Engine is out for 4.0 swap anyway.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:52 pm 
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Depending which style starter you have (OEM except late '88 is Ford style with solenoid on the fender) the solenoid has a connector that says "I" for ignition. If you run the dist through a relay, you should also hook to the "I" connector so full battery power goes to the dist while cranking. Relays can drop off when the battery voltage drops while cranking.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:07 pm 
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Got a new HEI for my new Eagle...glad this post is here to remind me of what I have to do.

Buy new spark plugs lol ;)


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