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Ok all you wiring gurus i need ya. On my 67 i am going to an hei or similar and need to know what/how wire to replace, is it the white material covered wire and do i just cut it out and replace it? As far as the regulator i want a good high output alternator with a built in reg. can the reg. wires just be cut and removed or what needs to be done and what else needs up-grading while i've got the harnesses out? Thanks for the time guys! Ralph
 

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Ok guys i searched and found most of what i need. Is there an easy way to pull the plug where the resister wire goes into the main plug so i can change the wire, and what gauge wire should i replace it with? Ralph
 

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Ya think an HEI really needs a wire that big?
I used 14 gauge from the bulkhead connector (which I thought was over kill.
I'm thinking that an HEI in the newer GM cars maybe had 16 gauge or smaller wire to the "BAT" terminal.

I wonder how many amps a stock HEI coil draws??
Anyone Know?
 

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Originally posted by Dean:
Ya think an HEI really needs a wire that big?
I used 14 gauge from the bulkhead connector (which I thought was over kill.
I'm thinking that an HEI in the newer GM cars maybe had 16 gauge or smaller wire to the "BAT" terminal.

I wonder how many amps a stock HEI coil draws??
Anyone Know?
I doubt it draws much, thought 12 was mentioned more than once around here, maybe not. I wouldn't think it would draw more than a couple amps but I don't know. Could do a search for HEI, the subjects been discussed enough times. Where's Muha?
 

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The AVERAGE amperage draw is pretty low, but the INSTANTANIOUS amp draw is big. You need to have enough capacity for the peaks, and that means 12 gauge.
 
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