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Wiring delema

This is what I'm suppose to have for an ignition set up.



Is that a regular splice between the red and white?

What exactly is a starter relay, is that the starter solenoid?

I never hooked up that jumper between the red and white. It runs great for about 5 or 10 miles. Then when I stop at a red light for 30 sec. to a minute it just shuts off. The coil is hot and so is the ignition mod. When it cools off it will start again.


Oh yeah, no resistor wire either, but I was told that I didn't need one w/ this coil.

Any thoughts?????????
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Re: Wiring delema

I did the tfi on mine too and ran it without a resistor for a couple days and the coil would get hot like you mention, but mine would never up and quit. I got a simple ceramic resistor to put in between the keyed hot and the coil to bring the voltage down around 9v or so (all from memory like 3 years ago, havn't touched the ignition since...) and it solved the problem of the coil getting hot. I will try and attach a schematic of the tfi here too, hope this helps.

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Re: Wiring delema

Thanks, I just put the ceramic resistor back in, we'll see if that was my only problem in a minuite!

I thought that the whole idea of the TR upgrade was to eliminate the resistor wire. I'll tell you, you get a whole lot more spark w/o it.

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Re: Wiring delema

ya.. the starter relay is the same as the starter soleniod... you jacka$$... here is a better diagram.. and yes.. they are just spliced together.. its not a irregular splice... just wire the things together..

you could try the resistor wire.. i have both ways work.. i ran a resistor wire.. chris never did.. neil doesnt.. they all worked.. so i would say try and see.. get one of those ceramic ones.. accel makes some.. that have different hookups.. so you have different resistance...
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Re: Wiring delema

I hadn't heard that, but I went straight from crappola prestojunk to tfi, and I will never look back, resistor or not. My old 304 went from minimum idle of 1100 down to putting along at about 250-300 rpm, with me just staring in awe.... Well worth the clams of of new dist. coil, brainox, plug wires and such.

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Re: Wiring delema

Well, the ceramic resistor worked.

Now, should I still "just wire the things together" and remove the resistor?
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. My old 304 went from minimum idle of 1100 down to putting along at about 250-300 rpm, with me just staring in awe.... Well worth the clams of of new dist. coil, brainox, plug wires and such

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Yeah, me too. I couldn't believe it, throttle response is 200% better as well.
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Re: Wiring delema

not following you here, what do you want to "wire together"?? The schematic is a pretty simple layout to follow, check all your connections, either use or don't use the resistor, apparantly works just fine either way.
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what do you want to "wire together"??

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never wired the red and white together.......just didn't make sence to me.....(dosent matter how lost I get in something, I always think that I'm smarter than the guy who drew the blue prints [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img])
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