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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 01, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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I've never paid attention to the wires coming to the starter - until now....

I am putting a Hi-Torque starter on and it doesn't have the same wire setup -

On a standard starter I have 4 wires - 1 to the battery (no problem) - 1 to the starter itself (again - no problem) - then there is a smaller red wire (ignition?)next to the block and a small dark blue away from the block (what's this go to??)

Car is '67 RS/SS 350/PG (153 tooth)


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 01, 10:16 AM
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If your 67 has the original wiring harness, it shouldn't have more than three wires that go to the starter solenoid...the big'un from the battery, a small one which goes to the terminal closest to the block and an even smaller (diameter) one which goes to the last terminal.

A fourth wire may indicate a prob with one of these may have been used as a jumper from the ignition...don't know.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 01, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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It is the original harness - the fourth I speak of is really the connection of the solinoid to the starter -

So - what are the two little ones for??

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 01, 04:07 PM
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I believe one is from ignition to engage the starter and the other is a jumper wire that gives straight 12 volts to the coil while the starter is cranking to aid in starting.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 01, 05:08 PM
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I had the same problem on my 68 when I switched. I can't remember the exact colors, but the extra wire is the direct 12 volts to the coil as mentioned above. My original starter had a forth terminal for it that the mini-starter did not have so it was easy to tell which one didn't belong. I removed the whole wire on mine (and it does not make any difference as I upgraded my ignition long ago-the old stuff needed all the help it could get!!!). I would leave it unhooked at coil and starter for a little while just to make sure rather than ripping it out right away.
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