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Old 02-01-2020, 09:30 PM   #1
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Default helmet dist wiring

I am finding conflicting pictures of what plug wires plug into what socket on the
inter cap of dist. please help.
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Old 02-01-2020, 09:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: helmet dist wiring

Don't Believe the diagrams listed online there are a few that are wrong. The inner caps are numbered which makes it a no brainer as long as you remember The RH bank is 1-2-3-4, and the LH bank is 5-6-7-8
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Old 02-02-2020, 06:11 PM   #3
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And, if I may add a note of advice... when you have the wires routed and the caps installed, check each and every one for proper placement and continuity before you install the assemblies to your engine.
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:15 PM   #4
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I have a pair with wires, conduits, but only one cap, but I'm guessing I could figure out where the wires went on the side missing the cap. I'll see if I can check it out tomorrow night after work.
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Old 02-03-2020, 11:48 AM   #5
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Every inner cap i have ever seen has numbers for both sides, they only have to manufacture one as it fits both sides. Sometimes you have to push really hard to make the plug wires "pop" into the bottom of the hole when it belongs.
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Old 02-04-2020, 10:15 AM   #6
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Also there are early and late inner caps. Be sure you test fit the inner cap into the distributor.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:15 PM   #7
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This is what I had purchased last year used, so as can't confirm correctness.

Passenger side.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:16 PM   #8
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Driver's side. First pic.
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Driver's side. Second pic.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:18 PM   #10
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I just noticed that the driver's side has an"extra"? Hole on the inside. Was this used for anything?
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:21 PM   #11
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When figuring what is left and what is right, this is when you are in the drivers seat, not looking to the back in front of the radiator.


Right - passenger side
left - drivers side
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:26 PM   #12
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Got it, but I never said left or right. Am I missing something?
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