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I replaced the 350 in my 1988 c/k1500 with a 327. i changed the fuel injection system with a carburetor And i put an external pump on it. It getting fuel and has spark but wont start. Do i need to get rid if the computer?

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Yes. And you will aslo have to completly rewire the ignition system.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

  • gowilliam569 Mar 14, 2011

    Thank you. I have another question. I know all i need is to find a hot wire to the core. where can i get that from or would i have to add one myself. Do i just connect it from the switch to the core?

  • Donald Tucker Mar 14, 2011

    No. The there are two circuits in the ignition system. There is a start circuit and the regular one in use while the engine is running. There is also a voltage dropping resister to keep the points from burning up. The color codes on the wires are mostly the same but the wiring harness varies with different makes and models. You would need an older wiring diagram on a similar engine that was made before some of the electronics were installed in yours.



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