Ive been having problems with my '68 starting since I bought it a few years back. It got to the point where I stopped driving it because I wasn't sure if it would start or leave me stranded.
I decided it was time to start working on it, so the first thing on my list was to get it starting better. The wires are old, and I do plan to rewire the whole car when I get to the point of doing paint and body. For now I just wanted it to start when I wanted it to.
I pulled the ignition switch from the dash and removed the Battery(bat) ignition(ign) and solenoid(sol) wires from the switch and ran direct wires to the corresponding locations. I also diconnected the wire from the battery to the junction block on the radiator support behind the battery. The car started right up. I turned on the headlights believing they would not work because I had no power to the junction block. To my surprise the lights worked. My guess is the alternator is powering them while the car is running, because they don't work when the car is not running.
I hooked the junction block back up to power and I am still using the 3 direct wires for starting the car.
I don't have anything fused, should I?
Is there any danger to having it wired this way to start?