WELL!!!!! The wiper motor is a VERY popular place to steal a keyed-12 volt- source for an aftermarket ignition.Rad. Thank you. Although, I think this is connected to the wiper motor for some reason. (?). I'll double check when I get home tonight.
Oh man, if I finally got something right, Im asking @BearGFR to make it a stickyAs usual, Army is right. That is the exact same resistor and coil I added back in the 80s. Big bright performance looking items all over the engine compartment! I like things to look more discreet and vintage stock these days.
Thank you. He let it sit behind a shed for 30 years and I just got it back after his passing, so, it needs a TON of work but I'm determined to fix it up. Runs great. Although is very rich in the exhaust. I know that's likely another topic but I noticed that setting the distributor is different on Pontiacs than Chevy's. Again, another topic that I'll ask later. Thanks again.No. It's not stock. Sorry about your dad, but glad you still have the GTO and are keeping it going.
Thank you! I definitely will post more pics when I get home!If your car has a points dizzy (distributor), and DOES NOT have the factory resistor ignition wire, then you would need that resistor.
If your car has any kind of upgraded dizzy, such as an HEI, then you don't need that resistor. Many folks didnt know, so they installed it either way.
I cant say for certain, but assuming that it is what I mentioned, then it really doesnt make sense...
The only time you need to steal keyed 12v from the wiper motor is when you're bypassing the oem harness resistor, so adding one would be silly/ unnecessary... However, as I mentioned, it was very common for folks to do.
Post more pictures if you can. Show the dizzy.
If you have an HEI, you can ditch that resistor all together.