Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
As for the starter, it's been a while since I looked at one, but only recall one small terminal on the starter solenoid to engage. I'll defer that one to someone else.
You are correct about the coil. Ground to ignition module or points. Positive goes to 12V in the case of electronic iginition, or resistor wire / or ballast resistor in the case of breaker points. If your using an igintion that requires the resistor wire or ballast resistor, there should also be a wire from the positive terminal that goes to the starter so the ignition gets a full 12V when cranking.
The other wire you speak of goes to a terminal block behind the battery on the firewall (+12V). It only has one connection. This feeds power to the rest of the vehicle via the horn relay and also connects to the charging circuit.
68 Coupe, 350 w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam, intake, 700R4, Dave's small body HEI