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Wiring problem 1969 olds 442

Is there some where on line i can look at a wiring diagagram so i know where each wire goes

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Hey there Hurst,
Here's a site that has a specific manual for Your year http://www.oldcarnetwork.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=MP0229 the other option is search about a bit at swap meets and such and find a "shop manual" as they are a wealth of info(they where used at dealers in their day).You can sometimes find these manuals in Your local library as well so it may be worth a look see there.Best of luck and happy Oldsmobiling:>:>:>

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Olds 442 and W-Machine Restoration Guide." This restoration guide covers all 1964-1972 442 models, including the W-30, W-31, and W-32 models, Hurst/Olds, Pace Cars, Rallye 350, and more. 192 pages and over 1000 illustrations. By T. Patrick Sullivan.

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