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Old 05-21-2017, 09:15 PM   #21
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Chit can that stock starter an get a mini torque, works wonders, for me anyway.
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ok so i got myself a new starter.
im also replacing all the wires, there are 3 wires: green, purple (violet?) and a black wire (black seems thicker than the other two).

the green wire goes to the ignition coil, right?
where does the black and purple go to?
does purple go to the ignition switch?

also what gauge wire should i be using, like i said the black one seems thicker than the green and purple.

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Green goes from the R terminal on the starter to the coil
Purple goes to the S terminal on the solenoid
Black believe it or not goes to the batter cable stud on the starter, it is the power feed into the car.
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Use a 12 gauge for the black wire from the battery terminal of the solenoid to the "bat" terminal of the ignition switch.
Use a 14 gauge for the violet wire from the S terminal of the starter to the "sol" terminal of the ignition switch.
Use a 16 gauge from the R terminal of the starter to the + coil and a 16 gauge from the R terminal to the "ign" terminal of the ignition switch.
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i finished all the wiring and the new starter works great.
i used the correct color and gauge wiring too (ordered the purple wire from summit).
the car starts great, i also installed the "ford remote solinoid" i realize that with a brand new starter i wouldnt need the remote solinoid, but i like the easier access to it and the ability to use the wired remote starter if i want to bump the motor to check compression ect...

i just had few questions.

my green wire comes from the remote solenoid and goes to the coil, however in between those connections the old wire "V" or "Y" into the bottom of this ballast on my firewall:



its to my understanding that the green wire only goes to this ballast if your distributor has points (i DO have points) but im pretty sure that this is wired wrong, you can see how the new green wires attach to only the bottom.
i rewired it exactly how i removed it as to not mess with anything.


now the only things i have not replaced regarding the issue i had (back in my first post) is the battery wire that comes from the - battery post and attaches to the engine, the ignition switch, and lastly the battery.
are there any other things i may have missed that would have caused my no start issue?
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Just wondering , do you still have the "bad" starter?

Under the black plastic cap on the solenoid is a large copper washer.
Remove it from the stem it's on, flip it over, reinstall, replace the black plastic cap. Start engine. Save this info for next time......
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Just wondering , do you still have the "bad" starter?

Under the black plastic cap on the solenoid is a large copper washer.
Remove it from the stem it's on, flip it over, reinstall, replace the black plastic cap. Start engine. Save this info for next time......
That works MOST of the time, but not always. Sometimes it's the armature windings shorting out caused by years and years of heat.

BTW,
When are you going to start a build thread on your car, or have I just missed it somehow?
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Well, I did sorta, then I got to working with my wife for her gardening business, there hasn't been to much progress on the car.
Except for the rust I've found. I kinda got discouraged. BUT, the car is getting "dustless blasted" the 12 th. I'll take a bunch-o-pictures and some video. Of course I'll be outta money again for awhile so progress will slow again.
But I will get it done sometime!!!!
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