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Santini 10-07-2012 06:22 PM

Changing starter on 66 Chevy II
I am changing from stock starter to a mini-starter, and need to figure out how to wire it. Can someone help me please!

vicrod 10-07-2012 07:00 PM

Same as the stock starter.


Santini 10-07-2012 07:51 PM

Thank you for your reply, he is out in the shop right now, but I told him your responce and he says no they aren't wired the same.

EOD Guy 10-08-2012 03:49 AM

He's prob talking about the "I" terminal on the 66, the new mini prob doesn't have it.

The "I" terminal on the starter goes to the coil and provides a full 12v when the engine is cranking. After it starts the "I" terminal goes dead and the coil recieves 9ish volts via a resistance wire. A constant 12v to the coil will burn it up.

Modern HEI systems do not require the "I" terminal because it uses 12v all the time.

You can wire in a simple relay to provide the missing "I" terminal voltage or switch to an HEI system. I'll draw up the wire dia if you need it.

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