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Need info on where ignition wires go(pic included)

Could anyone please tell me what each wire does/ where they go.
This is coming out of the back of my chevy 4.3L v6's distributor.I believe it is an 86 engine from a c10 or a similar pickup.
Two are connected to each other while the other two aren't connected to anything.
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Its been a while since I have messed with a gm motor but that is the distributor with the coil in the cap right. If so I think those wires should have a plug on them and circle back up to the cap and coil. Then you should have a wired supplied by the accessory going to the cap also. Not realy for sure until I take a look at one. Ill see what I can figure out but Im sure someone else here should know...

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Re: Need info on where ignition wires go(pic included)

there is a plug on the other side which does do that.
one is positive,and the other two go to the top of the coil

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Is it running right now or are you having problems with it. Im not sure on what those wires are for. It might be something like they are doing on later model distributors. Is that or was it a fuel injected motor. If so I have heard that you have to splice some wires coming out of the module in the distributor to return the current through the module. I have never done it before or seen it done or even what year model distributors they started doing this to, but I have heard of guys doing this for better performance parts that are stock. I guess this allows you to use it without a computer if you are running a carb instead of EFI. I'll ask around and see, but I bet thats whats going on there. I believe it was a guy I work with that told me about this when I told him I put a 350 in my commando and hardly have room for the distributor. Chevy eventualy changed that distributor and went with one that has an external coil that allows more room for firewall clearance.

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Re: Need info on where ignition wires go(pic included)

its running right now, but not real well.
I bet thats exactly what it was,it was probably a fuel injected engine.
I'll go ahead and make a better connection on that wire.



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