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Offline 1969 Cale II

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1969 351 windsor dist.
« on: July 01, 2017, 12:15:34 PM »
On the wire that that goes from the distributor to the coil, primary wire, what color is the plastic 90 degree fitting to the coil? Mine was broken off and I can recolor a replacement wire.

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Re: 1969 351 windsor dist.
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 01:37:24 PM »
Took a few minutes to find it in the search. One thread showed the robins egg blue but in another thread ( a little deeper search of the information turned up what appears to be a running change from red to robins egg blue during the production year or at least the possibility IMHO

Believe these were posted in a prior thread. But this thread is related if you have a later car

http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=vaqr6b11ui29006lf1ct7oquf5&topic=14530.msg90692#msg90692




9F01M126xx



9F02M48xxvery early



9R02M170xxx


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9F01M198xx




9F02M216xxx
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Re: 1969 351 windsor dist.
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017, 03:44:16 PM »
Looking at these pics, I see there are red boots having a black wire and black boots having a red wire.
What were they thinking, or were they simply just not? ???
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Re: 1969 351 windsor dist.
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2017, 04:08:19 PM »
Looking at these pics, I see there are red boots having a black wire and black boots having a red wire.
What were they thinking, or were they simply just not? ???

Sure a number of well paid engineers had a reason.  Not sure why the wires and boots should match one another. Personally don't see anything odd with those combinations
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Re: 1969 351 windsor dist.
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2017, 05:33:15 PM »
Thanks Jeff, didn't it had a change. Mine is a March build.

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Re: 1969 351 windsor dist.
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2017, 06:59:37 PM »
...Not sure why the wires and boots should match one another. Personally don't see anything odd with those combinations

Red for hot, black for not.
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Re: 1969 351 windsor dist.
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2017, 08:36:59 PM »
Red for hot, black for not.

Not certain that each of those are solid red or solid black so not sure if that "rule" applies. But I'm far from being a engineer or whomever designs these things  ::)
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Re: 1969 351 windsor dist.
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2017, 11:14:24 PM »
There are many examples of 90* slip-on connectors with black molding that are definitely not grounds!  All 1966 dash cluster slip-ons are black molded.

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Re: 1969 351 windsor dist.
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2017, 12:40:55 AM »
There is no rhyme or reason for Ford's use of colors on connectors. However, the color codes on wires seems to have some consistency. For example, the black-blue stripe wire used for door activated courtesy lights on 64-66 Mustangs is the same color wire on my 1999 E-250 Van. It's identified as wire "53" for both, and I assume for years in between. There are other wire colors that Ford used over the years, the green-yellow stripe wire, code "54", used for hot all the time lights, glove box for example, or a hot lead to the clock, for another example. It was strange when I was wiring my Van to see familiar colors for the same functions. It's probably Ford's desire to NOT reinvent the wheel for each model year.
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Re: 1969 351 windsor dist.
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2017, 03:09:38 AM »
I can certainly take solace in that consistency across the years.
I was just thinking for the priority ones, battery cables and coil wires, black and red should have been the go to choices.
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