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Need help i have a 350 Chevy small block and we lost the wire to the distributor can we run a wire from the starter to the distributar

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You can do this on a temporary basis, but you need to find the wire. Try running from the ignition switch run side to the dist. at least you can turn it off.

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you need to know that. either the distributor cap is a huge hurken thing (HEI) or it has an external coil somewhere or the cap has a ninth distributor hole in the middle of the cap to put a coil. wire.
after you figure out which one it is then you have to either go to www.autozone.com and study chevy wiring or buy a haynes manual for the similar vintage engine. for the external coil I would try a chilton manual for a chev truck before 1972. for HEI anytime thereafter. I may be off by a few years on the age of the engine. but hopefully you got an idea of what to do, or just google chev engine wiring? and study away.
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