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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-20-2002, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need engine wiring help on a 76-77 CJ-5 Kinda Long

OK, here goes.....My dad has been working on this CJ-5 for most of the summer and now well into fall. I've been helping him of course and we've gotten the motor to run briefly (15 sec.) Now we've got the gas lines and everything hitched up...should be good to go. He needs to get the wiring into place...things like the Voltage Regulator, the Coil..ect....It's a prestolite system with a motorcraft altonater as it should be. I think they only used this wiring from 75-77 but not sure. Anyway....one of the biggest hurdles is we can't find any good diagrams of where the wires from the voltage regulator go, there are 4 spade prongs on the regulator....the harness is gone so we can't just plug and go. The other big hold up, is a red and black wire coming off the coil...not sure where it goes but I think there is a resistor that goes in there somewhere. ANY help would be appreciated...also if you have, or know where I can find any diagrams for this, it would be a BIG help.

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*EDITED* I FORGOT TO TELL YOU THE ENGINE....DUH....It's a 304 V-8
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Re: Need engine wiring help on a 76-77 CJ-5 Kinda Long

I'd dump the motorcraft Alt and get a GM internal reg. alt. The Prestolite ignition isn't the greatest thing either the last 304 I owned I swapped it for a rebuilt point distribitor because the boxes were so expensive but my buddy has one with a prestolite and I can look tomorrow at the wiring.
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thanks, I think he's just gonna stay with what's in there for now....just need to get this thing running before snow fall, any more help would be great
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Re: Need engine wiring help on a 76-77 CJ-5 Kinda Long

The diagrams in the Haynes manual didn't help? I know the Chilton is wrong for the '76-'77 with 8 cylinder showing the internal regulator (I was trying to help somebody on this board and TR caught me on the error) but the Haynes showed the external.
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No the haynes manual didn't help much, I think it showed the regulator but didn't tell us which wires go to which spades on the voltage regulator. As I said the harness that clips onto the regulator is MIA, so if we can tell what wires goto which spades on the regulator then we should be good to go.
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Just bringing this post back to the top......Need to get this thing running
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Re: Need engine wiring help on a 76-77 CJ-5 Kinda Long

Awesome Jaffer, that's precisely what I was looking for......Thanks for your help everyone...time to see if I can get this pig started!! [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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