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    Bingo!

    Pertronix ignitor and 3 Ohm Flamethrower installed and boom, she fired right up and sounds great again. Old coil had water in it and was all rusty.

    The vac lines on my carb are going to distributor advance, charcoal canister, and egr.

    Sorry if I have a ton of questions but thats how I learn. So on to my next one. I ran a non resistor lead from fuse #3 to the positive side of the coil then hooked up the leads to the ignitor. I have no tach now. Before I do it and fry something, I assume the black covered wire goes to the Positive of the coil and the green wire from the loom goes to the negative post of the coil. Is this correct?
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    let me know when the primary is .01 ohms

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    Green wire is your tach and yes it goes to -. There is no EGR??? guess im wrong.. Did you eliminate clear resistor wire? Is this black one. Peel off to reveal clear?

    It is best to supply ignitor with its own 12v. Off the coil will fluctuate. Approx 9v

    Your vacuum lines of Carb still need work. Weber and solex are very different. Please look at link I provided above with vacuum line diagram. Where your y-tee off Carb should be one line going to advance. Line for Carbon canister goes to port on top of Carb near fuel inlet. Some are tapped with fitting, some not. If not either you can drill out port to float bowl and install a nipple for fuel line to carbon canister. You can also just leave it. Its function is for evap off of tank gets saved in carbon and sucked into Carb to be burned at start up and not to atmosphere.

    Long story short, at least get that Carb port doing what its supposed to. Eliminate splitter and carbon canister line for now. Essentially you have a vacuum leak through your CC right now. Looks like yours is threaded with a brass plug fitting in it now. Its right above your opposite side fuel inlet, that is also capped.
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    Thanks

    Frozen, Thank you sooo much for that reply. That is the type of info that really helps me learn.

    I will fix the vacuum lines tonight.

    As for the ignition. I wired the ignitor directly to the flamethrower coil as the instructions directed.

    My old coil had the black wire and clear wire on the positive (the wiring diagram shows the black comes from the starter, not sure what it does.) The negative had a green wire that y'ed, one green going into the loom and one going to the points.

    My new coil has a new full 12v to the positive, black to the positive and red ignitor. The negative has the green wire and the black to the ignitor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acofficer View Post

    My old coil had the black wire and clear wire on the positive (the wiring diagram shows the black comes from the starter, not sure what it does.) The negative had a green wire that y'ed, one green going into the loom and one going to the points.

    My new coil has a new full 12v to the positive, black to the positive and red ignitor. The negative has the green wire and the black to the ignitor.
    The clear wire is a "resistor" wire. It reduces the voltage going to the coil from the ignition.
    The black wire, connected to the starter, supplies a full 12v to the coil when your starter is cranking, adding a stronger spark in the starting process.
    If you eliminate the resistor wire and supply a constant 12v to the coil from the ignition then you will fry the stock coil.

    Your new coil should be set up to eliminate the resistor wire and the wire from the starter can be eliminates but it's not really necessary to do so. Those should be on the + side of the coil.
    On the - side of the coil should be the green wire from your points and the wire that returns into the loom, as before. The wire that returns into the loom is your tach wire.
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    Vacuum lines What is this??

    Ok, I ran the Charcoal cannister to the bowl vent. I hooked up the distributor advance to the correct port on the carb. My third hose comes from this thing. What is it? It is below and just in front of the carb.

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    EGR valve.

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    Oh now I see the rusty,crusty thing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Acofficer View Post
    Who else has run into this and what did you do?


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    is there spcific years or models they are on?

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    egr

    I thought that was an EGR valve but after looking at the diagram you put up it said the EGR was only on 73-74. I don't see anything in my service manual about an EGR. Is it possible that mine is a 73 titled as a 71??
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    Most likely in the past someone switched the intake & exhaust manifold, or the whole engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acofficer View Post
    I thought that was an EGR valve but after looking at the diagram you put up it said the EGR was only on 73-74. I don't see anything in my service manual about an EGR. Is it possible that mine is a 73 titled as a 71??
    Nope my '68 GT also had the valve.

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    Drove her for the first time

    I took her out and drove her around the neighborhood for the first time. She drives GREAT! I had a three phase plane for restoring her: 1) Mechanical 2)Body and Paint 3)Interior.

    I don't seem to have a lot of mechanicals to fix so I am moving on to the body work. I will take pics of damage on the passenger side and then chronical my trials and tribulations of fixing it. I may dabble in the interior as I go just to take a break from sanding.

    Any feedback on whether I should strip the entire body down to bare metal or not?? It has the origninal paint and what looks like a MAACO job over it.
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    Body damage

    Here is the major damage I have to fix.

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    outch, that will be fun

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    Maybe someone on here with a parts car can get you a new door and quarter panel.

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    co parts car

    I did ask a couple of the Colorado guys but they didn't have one. I have definitely thought about cutting out the damage and welding in a new panel but till I find one I am going to try and pull it all out and use a hammer and dolly as well.
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    Metal massage

    Seen worse worked to perfection try to work it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acofficer View Post
    I did ask a couple of the Colorado guys but they didn't have one. I have definitely thought about cutting out the damage and welding in a new panel but till I find one I am going to try and pull it all out and use a hammer and dolly as well.
    You should give Opels unlimited a call for a panel.
    As much as I feel that you would be dealing with the devil, sometimes you just have to buckle under and make the deal.

    If you are going to replace an entire panel, get a spot weld cutter. It will make the process much easier and cleaner.
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    mine was a bit worse I think

    It was all pulled out, not by me, the Insurance paid for it.


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