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Old 10-08-2016
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2.3 basic wiring

I have an 87 2.3L that was modified for mini-stock. I put it in an '87 Ranger but getting rid of the unilite and the MSD and going back to the original ignition. There is no wiring harness and I just want the basic wiring back to get the motor running. Any idea as to what I need and how to wire it up? Color codes won't really work. The part I'm putting in the distributor has a red, a black and a purple wire. (supposedly the original). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Ghost Rider.
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Original distributor had no wires

If current distributor has Vacuum advance hookup and Orange, black, purple wire then it is a Duraspark distributor and is better to use.

But with an HEI module

Google: duraspark HEI

Cheap and only one 12volt wire to deal with
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