Vette(s): #1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/
Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight"
#2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto
Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas
You should have 4 wire sets on the starter. The large eyelet wires are of course the battery cable, and the power to the rest of the car on the center terminal of the solenoid. The power wires should be red, and there may be one or more of them, but there will be at least one. The two small eyelet wires will be purple, and yellow. The purple wire is the start signal from the ignition switch. The purple wire always goes to the terminal of the solenoid closest to the engine block. The last wire, the yellow one with the small eyelet, goes to the positive side of the ignition coil. This is the ignition bypass wire. It provides a full 12 volts to the coil while cranking the engine. After the engine is running, and the key released, the ignition/coil voltage is stepped down thru the resistor wire from the ignition switch.
Do you know exactly what it was that was buzzing?
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I'm leaving the resistor wire off (no terminal on Delco mini).
Do both large wires attach on to the same large nut? One is obviously POS battery (have to put on solenoid. Then the other wiring harness w/ 3-pack looks like the engine compartment- does this also get attached at the same solenoid location?
I'm almost debating on replacing this new mini with a correct, large starter. At least everything will work.
Vette(s): 1977 T-Top,350,Auto Black Ruby Pearl,Steeroids R&P conversion
Does this help. I beleive you would want to leave the yellow wire off, joel correct my diagram if you see something wrong. the battery wire and the other bigger red wire would go together on the large post, the purple wire would hook up to the small post
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