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trying to hook up a netural switch to a hei dist

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Vessel Info: 1979 welcraft 25.5 suncruiser with flybridgecraft

trying to hook up a netural switch to a hei dist

Postby lance2667 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:37 pm

hello i just purchased a 1979 wellcraft 25.5 suncruiser with flybridge motor was just replaced before purchased problem i have is the netural switch is not hooked up the motor has a hei dist instead of points runs great but canot shift into reverse without shuting down the motor any help

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Vessel Info: 1979 NOVA 250 XL

Re: trying to hook up a netural switch to a hei dist

Postby jono » Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:37 pm

On some models, when shifting gear a rocker switch thingy cuts the ignition for a split second to facilitate a smooth change. Perhaps this is not set right.
1979 NOVA 250 XL
ME - 1 x 454

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Re: trying to hook up a netural switch to a hei dist

Postby wufibugs » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:23 pm

You undoubtedly have a v8 in your boat, but here is a diagram of the "shift interrupter" wired to an HEI module distributor in a 4 cyl. motor. If you look at my post in electrical you will find a couple of diagrams showing two possible module pins to which the interrupter wire should go. I remain hopeful that someone with vast knowledge of the HEI module will resolve it.
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