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  • Second Wire on Champion Distributor??

    Hi,
    I have a 1951 Champion that I recently bought. There's a wire running from the coil terminal to the distributor terminal (to the points). There's also a second wire on the same distributor terminal that runs into the wiring harness. Checking the wiring diagram, it looks like that wire goes to a capacitor somewhere (not the capacitor in the distributor). Does anyone know where that capacitor is located?

    Thanks much,
    Steve

  • #2
    on most cars with overdrive transmission there is a wire run from the dist. side of the coil to kickdown switch to interupt the ign to make the down shift smother. the wire from the other side of the coil is the ign feed. either straight car voltage or reduced through a resistor or resistor wiring (resistor used only on 12v cars)

    HAYWARD/60 LARK
    PIKEVILLE,KY.
    US COAL CAPITAL

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    • #3
      Hayward,

      Thanks much! That wire is in a small harness that appears to go to the kickdown switch.

      I have no experience with overdrive nor even know if it is working on my car. Any good references besides the shop manual?

      Thanks again!
      Steve

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      • #4
        Try this manual on the Warner overdrive:
        http://www.tocmp.com/manuals/trans/B...rive/index.htm

        Your transmission and overdrive should be similar to the one described in the manual.


        [img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/gary_ash_m5_sm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
        Dartmouth, Mass.
        '48 M5
        '65 Wagonaire Commander
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        web site at http://www.studegarage.com
        Gary Ash
        Dartmouth, Mass.

        '32 Indy car replica (in progress)
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        • #5
          Steve,

          You might also find this useful, Ray has a LOT of good info on his website...

          http://ncsdc.com/TechnicalPages/Overdrive/Overdrive.htm

          Jeff DeWitt
          Jeff DeWitt
          http://carolinastudes.net

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          • #6
            Guys,
            Thanks much! This is one of the best forums that I've ever seen!
            Steve

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