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Any special tactics need to be taken when switching from points to HEI or just swap em out. The vehicle is a 70 Chevelle 396. I recently did the swap and it ran fine the 1st day then went to start it the next morning and 1 small crank then nothing. I believe its the starter but unable to change until Saturday.
All responses will be appreciated.

Thanks again, Russell

p.s all this work is on my wifes car
 

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The original + wire on the point type coil is a resistor wire used to cut voltage down to extend the life of the points. The H.E.I. + or Batt terminal requires at least 12 volts to operate correctly so you need to check voltage at this wire with the key on for 12 volts or more (fully charged batt.) If less than 12 volts you will need to find a switched source for this connection that will provide the proper voltage.

Then enjoy the no hassel world of breakerless ignition..........
 

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I've had two cars that had the HEI fed through the resistor wire. They ran fine but I switched over to a direct 12 volt hookup anyway. The HEI is meant to run on 12 volts.
 
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