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1966 Chevy C20-ignition upgrade

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by mrk5, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. bent72

    bent72 Desert Solitaire Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    You have a dwell meter?
     
  2. mrk5

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    I think my multimeter will do dwell.
     
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    Here's what I found out on the ignition wiring. The resistance wire on some of the trucks is between the firewall and the starter. Then a standard wire runs from the starter to the coil. There is a small jumper wire right at the starter to get the full 12V on cranking only.

    Apparently a multimeter often won't read a reduced voltage because there needs to be a load on the wire before you'll see the voltage drop. Likely the triggering the relay isn't even enough load.
     
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    If you do a burnout, all your worries will subside
     
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    I put a phone charger in the cigarette lighter socket. I like to think about how the people building the truck in 66 never would have imagined it being used to charge a tiny computer that is also a mobile phone.
     
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