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Old 11-25-2009, 10:18 PM
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big help in crisis lol

okay i just finished my build a 327 in a 75 nova. i just finished it and tried to start but have no power anywhere. i though fuse no big deal will put one in after work. no luck with it. i have a charged battery and even tried to jumpstart it and nothing no lights or anything. i have the power going down to starter and have a mini torgue gear reduction starter. i have a ground from battery to chasis and on same bolt have a ground going to starter. also had another connector going to spade connector from wire harness. what did i do wrong? i havent put a ground on the block anywhere. should i have to? i am amateaur to this and slearning day to day and the motor is a 327 out of a 67 vette if that helps anything. like i said no power anywhere. really want to to hear all probable casues please. thanks guys and happy turkey day

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Old 11-25-2009, 10:34 PM
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Well lets start at the battery. Big cable going down to the top stud on the starter solenoid. At that same stud there needs to be a ten gauge wire going up to the fuse panel. You have enough ground wires and cables I think you need the wire leading back to the fuse panel.
The purple wire down at the starter needs to be attached to the little stud nearest the block. This is the wire that causes the starter to crank when you turn the ignition switch to the start position. So if you want to crank the engine without using the key attach a three foot length of wire to the little stud where the purple wire is attached. Then touch the other end of that three foot long wire to the positive battery terminal. It will spark but the engine will crank. If by chance the engine starts be ready to disconnect the battery cable so the engine will stop if something goes wrong.

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i thought the top stud was the neg? i am almost posi. i have the 10 gauge wire you wanted me to use. and would this cause no power?
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:43 AM
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Should have a ground strap from the block to the firewall. I experianced a complete power failure this week on my truck and found the fuseable link on the firewall had broken. Without it, there was NO power to anything. Did a roadside temp fix by twisting it back together temporary to make it another 1 mi. to the parts store where I bought another link, Wala! fixed it!
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Old 11-26-2009, 12:15 PM
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The ground wire on the starter are you using the starter mounting bolt to attach that wire .., just asking for clarity using a bolt on the bell housing would be a better spot
Is this just an engine swap and the car was running to begin with? Does the engine have the alternator ? The best suggestion I could offer is to get a test light from pep boys or auto whatever. Then you have to start see where the power is . Hard to make a reasonable guess from the post .
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okay. i got it started. wheww a wire was lost in the swap and i fixed it. i fixed and she sounds mean. just a real radical idle. the only thing i have to do now is go thru and make it look good lol. i will post a pic in a little
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Old 11-27-2009, 11:33 AM
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OK, SOOOooo.... What wire was it?
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the wire that also connects to the hot post on the starter i thought i had it on. but a second look told me otherwise
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:51 AM
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Well, guess I was close huh? right wire, wrong end !
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no power

i went out to start my 84 monte one morning and it cranked twice and then i lost all power i tried to jump it but still no lights or cranking power please help
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:35 AM
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check the fuseable link to the starter.
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