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69 small block chevy?

Can you start the engine without the R being hooked up on the starter

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  • arther
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    if its factory with the factory ignition and distributor it wont start as the r terminal puts power onto the coil while its cranking. the picture shows a diode in place of the r-terminal . 

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    • Charles2 months agoReport

      Im running hei distributer im having troube finding the right wire to hook up to it to fire up the hei

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Get a service manual for your vehicle.

    • Charles2 months agoReport

      The book says coil but im running hei distributer

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  • Bort
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    the "R"????? Meaning the red wire? No. The red wire is power.

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    • Bort
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      If the distributor is points use the yellow wire. If it has an electronic ignition it does not need the yellow wire. That wire feeds 12v for better spark quality while cranking. Points might be able to start without it but it's best to use it with a points system. 

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  • Fuhr
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    That's what she said!

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