I took a look at the distributor and there are two bundles of wire connected. One has four wires and the other has two. The four wire bundle has one of the wires cut and dangling.
The engine was running when I started to work on the under-dash wiring. There are a number of plugs and connectors, in the engine compartment, that are hanging and not used. My intent is to, through a process of elimination, remove all but the basic necessary wiring.
The carburetor is a two barrel with a throttle position sensor, electric choke and some other control wires attached.
Post by DOCTOR FIELDS on Nov 1, 2012 19:18:43 GMT -5
Rad15E would be the man on the distributor. Maybe he can teach me a few things about the 4 wire distributor. I don't believe i've ever ran across one in my 15 years of Chevettin'.
I would recommend switching over to a 78 - 80 model 5210 manual carb. or a 32/36mm Weber. The Weber being the better of the two if you want to spend the extra money. They can be tuned very easily and would give you better throttle response and most likely better fuel economy over an old wore out Chevette carb.
If you have the electronic heater built into the carburetor base gasket, throw it away and replace it with the regular gasket. Those things restrict airflow something terrible and dont work to begin with.
If you dont have to pass smog or emission tests, i'd get rid of the EGR valve and air pump if the engine has one.
my advise would be to find a 2 wire dist.,the one you have is computer driven,these motors run very will with nothing but the basics in your case you will have to keep the alt. harness but get rid of the rest,dr. fields is a fine carb man and with the right parts these motors will run strong in a bare minumium form and be very streetable
Less ,,I to have a kit car with chevette power mine is a TD and enjoy the ride ,mine has a 1.4 with a 4 speed i did change the carb and intake to a 5200 Holley, from the single bbl. that it had .I will change over to a webber when needed. but never an auotmatic.... Dan