Author Topic: 73 Winnebago, 440 Engine, new electronic ignition wiring help needed  (Read 243 times)

Offline 73WinnieIndian

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  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D22
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440
Re: 73 Winnebago, 440 Engine, new electronic ignition wiring help needed
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2019, 05:34 PM »
Okay, re-reading everything.   Rick you explained it good. Dave the diagram is awesome too.

Going to go take a look at how it is all set up right now.

Offline 73WinnieIndian

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  • Year: 1973
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  • Model: D22
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440
Re: 73 Winnebago, 440 Engine, new electronic ignition wiring help needed
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2019, 05:48 PM »
Okay, so there are two wires here I circled in red. Red wire and yellow wire. These were cut and Johnny doesn’t know what the go to.

Offline 73WinnieIndian

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  • Year: 1973
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  • Model: D22
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440
Re: 73 Winnebago, 440 Engine, new electronic ignition wiring help needed
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2019, 05:52 PM »

Next question is what wires go on these two tabs.


I have to run to the auto parts store and will read as soon as I get back.

Offline Elandan2

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  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1977
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Elandan II D27DRK
  • Chassis: Dodge M500
  • Engine: 440
Re: 73 Winnebago, 440 Engine, new electronic ignition wiring help needed
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2019, 06:19 PM »
Those two wires are the field wires for the alternator. They hook up to the two tabs in your second picture. They can be hooked up either way.
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Offline 73WinnieIndian

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  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D22
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440
Re: 73 Winnebago, 440 Engine, new electronic ignition wiring help needed
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2019, 06:56 PM »
Omg Dave, love you guys!

Also pulled up another post you had that had a lot of helpful info. From you and Rick as well.  Fingers crossed. 

Offline BamBam

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Re: 73 Winnebago, 440 Engine, new electronic ignition wiring help needed
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2019, 06:59 PM »
It is the ends that are of concern and they look ok. If the end wears down where it rides on the cam then both the rod and the cam are going to be bad.

This is what he's referring to, as well as what I was referring to in my post! Your pumps got nothing to do with it!
https://www.forcbodiesonly.com/mopar-forum/threads/changed-my-fuel-pump.41825/#post-628616

Offline 73WinnieIndian

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  • Posts: 75
  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D22
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440
Re: 73 Winnebago, 440 Engine, new electronic ignition wiring help needed
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2019, 07:31 PM »
Thanks BamBam. I think the push rod is okay. Johnny just wasn't sure about the wear on the side. It seems fine as long as the ends go.  Just that one little wear spot on each side.

He just cleaned the carb. since it was sitting so long. 

He got hungry, so I'm cooking so that he's happy and not getting grumpy.  I'll report back if we get it started today.



Offline 73WinnieIndian

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  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D22
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440
Re: 73 Winnebago, 440 Engine, new electronic ignition wiring help needed
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2019, 07:34 PM »
Sorry, that made for a bad read. The ends on the rod seem fine.

Offline 73WinnieIndian

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  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D22
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440
Re: 73 Winnebago, 440 Engine, new electronic ignition wiring help needed
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2019, 07:45 PM »
It started. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee    It's like Christmas for me.

Will double check everything tomorrow. We ran out of light and he's hungry.

Now I have to figure out how the gas tank is. Get that pulled if it is nasty and cleaned.

Offline 73WinnieIndian

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  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D22
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440
Re: 73 Winnebago, 440 Engine, new electronic ignition wiring help needed
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2019, 07:47 PM »
 :D :)ThmbUp :) ;) :)clap    Progress! Thanks you all for your help. I so appreciate it.

Offline DaveVA78Chieftain

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  • Year: 1978
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  • Model: Chieftain
  • Chassis: Dodge M400
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: 73 Winnebago, 440 Engine, new electronic ignition wiring help needed
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2019, 10:40 PM »
Far as I know, the yellow wire was the original coil "-" lead which is no longer used with the MSD distributor.

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You need to purchase the 69-75 Service Manual Set from the CW site store which also includes the 73 Chassis wiring diagrams you need to work through this.

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Offline 73WinnieIndian

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  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D22
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440
Re: 73 Winnebago, 440 Engine, new electronic ignition wiring help needed
« Reply #36 on: December 08, 2019, 05:40 PM »
I'm pretty sure I bought that years ago Dave. I printed it and put it in a binder. If not, I will go buy that for sure. Yet I remember seeing it. This project just sat too long.

Johnny was working too many hours and it just kept getting pushed out. Til he saw me tinkering with stuff and now he is back in the game.

Unfortunately it has been dumping rain all day today. It just stopped and the sun is peaking out so I'm praying we can get one more thing done today. Like the alternator and maybe some new hoses.


 

Offline 73WinnieIndian

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  • Posts: 75
  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D22
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440
Re: 73 Winnebago, 440 Engine, new electronic ignition wiring help needed
« Reply #37 on: December 08, 2019, 05:42 PM »
Yes, I already bought this from CW.
'68 - '74 Chilton's Winnebago Repair & Tune-up Manual:  All Dodge Chassis
I just need to update our membership to support the site.

Offline DaveVA78Chieftain

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  • Year: 1978
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain
  • Chassis: Dodge M400
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: 73 Winnebago, 440 Engine, new electronic ignition wiring help needed
« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2019, 06:30 PM »
You want the Dodges MH Chassis manual set I linked to above.  It was produced by Dodge, not Winnebago.

 

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