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I am trying to wire a Summit Protorque starter for my 350 cu in 68 Camaro. I remember with my old GM distributor there was a white resister wire btwn ignition switch and the plus terminal on the coil. But there was another small gauge wire from the plus coil terminal to the solenoid. I now have a Pertronix kit in my distributor so I know I need to replace the white resister wire with a regular wire so the distributor gets full 12 volts. My new Protorque starter has the big terminal for the plus on the battery, a small set screw for the 10 gauge wire that would connect to my ignition switch. If this is all correct, my question is do I need another wire from my small set screw on starter to the plus on the coil? Or do I need another wire from my run side of ignition switch to plus terminal on the coil? I have heard several different views.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 03, 06:36 PM
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You don't need the yellow wire from starter to coil. That wire on the origonal system is energized by the starter solenoid to provide 12v for starting only. Your new starter doesn't have that circut.
If you were to use the single small terminal you have, voltage would feed back to the starter and it would run every time you turned your ignition switch to "ON".

Best way to bypass the resistor wire is to come off the IGN plug socket in the fuse box inside. Then run the wire to the coil.

Second way is to pull the old resistor wire from the firewall plug and plug in a new GM terminal with solid wire on it. I've heard this is not as easy as it sounds due to the anti-corrosion grease and sealers used by GM.
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check out this part of my site for a little on how to wire up a mini starter.
http://www.geocities.com/boodlefoof/page20.html
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by davidpozzi:
You don't need the yellow wire from starter to coil. That wire on the origonal system is energized by the starter solenoid to provide 12v for starting only. Your new starter doesn't have that circut.
If you were to use the single small terminal you have, voltage would feed back to the starter and it would run every time you turned your ignition switch to "ON".

Best way to bypass the resistor wire is to come off the IGN plug socket in the fuse box inside. Then run the wire to the coil.

Second way is to pull the old resistor wire from the firewall plug and plug in a new GM terminal with solid wire on it. I've heard this is not as easy as it sounds due to the anti-corrosion grease and sealers used by GM.
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I did pull old resistor wire from firewall plug and put in a new GM terminal w/ solid wire. Now this goes to the distributor, while the 10 ga purple wire from ign switch goes to the starter, right? No other wires needed?
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Great web site, thanks everybody for clearing this up.
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