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#1072849 01/03/22 07:59 PM
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Would anyone know what the fitting next to the distributor on the intake is for?it’s not the oil sender unit that’s on the side of the block This has a wire harness connector on it. Would appreciate it. Thanks John

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What year is your SS?


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1988 SS 5.0

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Likely its the external ignition coil. 87 and 88 don't use coil in cap HEI.


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It's for coolant to circulate out of the rear of the head and into the heater hose to make sure that their are no air pockets. Is there a small hose connected to it or is it capped??


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Oil pressure switch for the choke???


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There’s no hose nor place to attach one to

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The coil was bolted to the manifold. I changed the distributor to HEI type it had nothing to do with this item I’m referencing.

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I think it is for the coolant dash gauge

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The only thing that I can think of in that area with a electrical connector on it and not associated with the distributor is the oil pressure switch. On Monte SS, it shares a circuit with the choke coil. Before I did my TPI conversion I had to determine what that circuit was for and if I needed it for TPI. The oil pressure switch there on the Monte prevents the electric choke from heating up with the key on-engine off. That way the electric choke only heats up when the engine is running.


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