Starter wiring help.

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  1. Danz66ss

    Danz66ss Member

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    UPDATE: Problem solved. I went to the switch and found the purple "switch" wire and followed it to the engine compartment. It had been spliced to a black wire that was hiding behind the dist. I placed it on to the "switch" spade on the solenoid. The starter engages like it should. Good to go with the first start tomorrow!......
     

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  2. 73 Z

    73 Z Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Is that photo of the interior?
    Does that post consist of all bat + voltage wires ?

    Batt+ to Starter motor
    Solenoid small wire to momentary switch
    Small Fused Bat + to momentary switch
     
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    Is it a points ignition? You should have a wire to I think solenoid from coil. When starter is cranking, it provides full 12V to coil to help it start, then when solenoid is disengaged, it switches to resistance wire (from terminal block) to provide less voltage and saves the points. At least that is how I remember by 68 truck.

    If you have HEI, then you don't have that because you have full 12V all the time.
     
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