View Full Version : Wrong Wire Set up???

07-03-2008, 08:33 PM
Hey guys still tryin to figure out my non-running motor issue, and talked to skidim about wire set up for the distributor and coil and notice that they are not set up like skidim said. purple to + and black to - of coil. Skidim said the purple should be on the - of coil and the black needs to be on engine ground. Does this sound that the reason why the motor is just turning over and not firing??? I don't want to get my hopes up for the holdiay weekend.

07-03-2008, 09:49 PM
Purple is ignition +. It needs to have a wire going to the points in the distributor and on the same terminal, it should have a gray wire for the tach. If the gray wire is grounded, it won't run and this was a cheap & easy way for people to keep their cars from being stolen, before security systems came along.

07-04-2008, 01:25 PM
So why did SkiDim say that that purple wire should be on the neg side of the coil with the gray tach?

07-04-2008, 01:57 PM
I don't know. I would call again and ask for a clarification. In boats, purple is +12V ignition.