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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 03, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, im ready to wire my car back up after puttin new motor in, and cant figure out what goes where. Out of my wiring harness, there are three wires together that i believe go to the starter because of the heat insulation around them. Where do they hook up? I think there are two red and 1 black...not sure.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 03, 04:54 AM
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I'm not sure what year car(hopefully 67-69) and not sure what type of starter(hopefully stock GM). If the two prior assumptions are correct then there are three wires to the starter.

1. Large gauge purple wire that comes from the ignition switch through the nuetral safety switch. This goes to the solenoid on the terminal closest to the block.

2. Yellow wire that comes from the coil. This goes to the solenoid on the terminal farthest from the block.

3. Big giant red wire that comes from the battery. This goes on the on the middle terminal and will be the only one that will fit there.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 03, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
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What if I have an msd box? Its a 72 nova, stock gm starter
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 03, 08:50 PM
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If you are not running points with a resistor you will not need the yellow wire connected it was used to supply full 12V on a points ign during starting.

If you have hot starting problems in addition to a heat shield you can you might want to use a ford solinoid in series with the stock set up.

To do this you use the purple wire on the S (start) terminal on the ford solinoid. Connect the heavy + from the battery to one side of the ford solinoid and from the other side to the stock starter solinoid. Last make a metal jumper from the heavy cable at the stock starter solinoid to the original position of the purple wire.

I used this to mount my battery in the back seat without having to have a hot lead running to the starter.
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