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Red coil wire is arching on my 1984 chevy c10 5.7L

I have a 1984 chevy c10 5.7L with a electronic distributer and the red wire on the coil keeps arching over. I have already put 4 different coils on it thinking I was getting bad coils but I really don't think that's the problem. I noticed that the coil is supposed to have a secondary grounding strap but none of the coils came with one. could that be the problem?

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Yes.
The strap is necessary. It is usually not replaced, so it does not come with a new coil.

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