Not sure which forum this one belongs in... I'm using a basic engine cradle as a quick test stand to make sure things run and don't leak before dropping the motor in. Not looking to build a full-blown stand for tuning or cam break-in. This was a running motor that I just cleaned and painted and re-gasketed. I just want to run it for a minute or two, to see that it runs. For this test, I don't have the front accessories on. No water pump (won't be run long enough to worry) and no alternator (want to just run it off the battery). I'm looking for some help on the wiring. I have a battery with a set of jumper cables connected as follows: battery negative to block and battery positive to the big post on the starter. Then I have a bump switch clipped to the s-terminal on the starter and positive cable on the big post. That works fine - press the bump switch button and the starter spins the motor. What do I wire to get power to the distributor ('78, HEI) so the motor has spark? I ran a wire from the positive post on the battery to the BATT terminal on the distributor, but the coil got really hot, so I'm not sure that's right. Before I wreck something, can anyone tell me the right way to wire it?