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Posted 26 August 2017 - 02:56 PM
Posted 26 August 2017 - 03:00 PM
Posted 26 August 2017 - 03:22 PM
Sounds like there's a bunch of stuff that the previous owners installed that needs to come off. Try cleaning it up and putting it back to stock. Replace with a new fuse able link & check the fuse block inside the cab (driver side kick panel). Clean or replace the fuse block.
Also, the head light circuit will most likely have a ton of resistance which will in turn overheat that fuse block. Go on ebay and find the plug and play head light relay, its something like 40-50 bucks and it will fix the head light circuit issue.
Posted 26 August 2017 - 03:59 PM
Posted 26 August 2017 - 04:02 PM
Posted 26 August 2017 - 04:42 PM
Posted 26 August 2017 - 05:33 PM
I was gonna say after your first post, that it sounded like someone hooked the battery up backwards...
You're going to have a mess there. The ignition unit will be fried as well as the alternator and regulator most likely.
Easiest way out of this would be find a parts car somewhere to get a harness and components out of.
Posted 26 August 2017 - 08:44 PM
Posted 26 August 2017 - 11:35 PM
You will need another ignition setup at the very least to make it run.
The distributor itself may be ok, but the ignition unit on the coil is toast.
Option 1: Find a replacement electronic ignition unit like the one you have, which is the first generation electronic.
2: Find a later model, 2nd generation electronic distributor, which is self-contained and doesn't have the box on the coil.
3: Find an older points distributor. Just be sure to get the matching coil with ballast resistor.
Posted 27 August 2017 - 08:21 AM
Posted 27 August 2017 - 08:30 AM
Posted 04 November 2017 - 03:22 PM
Posted 19 November 2017 - 05:58 PM
Posted 09 March 2018 - 05:32 PM
Got it running, found a beautiful write up for doing the alt and how to bypass the voltage box, then just hooked up the coil and fire! Since it has sprung a Leak in the heater core hose, to be fixed around turkey day
Could you please post a link to that write up?
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