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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old May 31st, 17, 5:11 AM
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Re: Distributor wiring puzzle

Some GM models can get a back feed from the alt to keep HEI running after the ign is switched off. A diode fixes the problem. MSD had a diagram on their website showing where to connect the diode.
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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 17, 8:28 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Distributor wiring puzzle

Just to follow up and close on this - it was the gen light circuit backfeeding the entire ignition circuit. A diode fixed the problem.

Just a note - the IGN terminal in the fuse box was being backfed as well, so using that terminal wouldn't have helped either.

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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 17, 10:19 PM
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Re: Distributor wiring puzzle

NTE 116 is the correct diode.

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