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If you're fixing any wires around the HEI distributor and soldering them (the correct way), and you use a WELLER soldering gun, PLEASE make sure the key is OFF! The magnetic field around that soldering gun will cause the distributor to fire. If the key is on, and you're leaning over the fan/ alternator, if the engine is in the correct position to fire a cylinder, it could start. and leaning or laying on the fan will hurt..

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If you're fixing any wires around the HEI distributor and soldering them (the correct way), and you use a WELLER soldering gun, PLEASE make sure the key is OFF! The magnetic field around that soldering gun will cause the distributor to fire. If the key is on, and you're leaning over the fan/ alternator, if the engine is in the correct position to fire a cylinder, it could start. and leaning or laying on the fan will hurt..

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Personal experience? :huh:
 

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And you know this How?:thumbsup:
 

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If you're fixing any wires around the HEI distributor and soldering them (the correct way), and you use a WELLER soldering gun, PLEASE make sure the key is OFF! The magnetic field around that soldering gun will cause the distributor to fire. If the key is on, and you're leaning over the fan/ alternator, if the engine is in the correct position to fire a cylinder, it could start. and leaning or laying on the fan will hurt..

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Good advice Tim. As an electrician, that's like telling me to stop the car before changing a flat tire.:rolling: :rolling:
 

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If you're fixing any wires around the HEI distributor and soldering them (the correct way), and you use a WELLER soldering gun, PLEASE make sure the key is OFF! The magnetic field around that soldering gun will cause the distributor to fire. If the key is on, and you're leaning over the fan/ alternator, if the engine is in the correct position to fire a cylinder, it could start. and leaning or laying on the fan will hurt..

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Seriously Tim, I hope you did not get hurt finding this out the hard way.
 

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Good advice Tim. As an electrician, that's like telling me to stop the car before changing a flat tire.:rolling: :rolling:
Wait isn't that why there are runflats so you don't have to stop to change it????:rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
 

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I got the info at the GM training cener in KC about 1985. That old weller gun made the HEI coil throw some sparks- and it wasn't a single spark- like a Model T Ford coil- Shower of sparks

Next HEI I play with I'll video it. really I think it's kind of cool, but then I like electrosparky type stuff anyway.
 

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Man, I ATTRACT that electrickery sh*t!! I swear, electricity would happily bypass a 1mm gap between platinum electrodes and go through 8 feet of rubber coated cement to earth through me! :huh:
 
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