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Old 10-04-2004, 10:07 AM
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Not sure if this is the right forum, but here goes it...I finished rebuilding my sb350. Got it back in, connected the battery, and all the electrical worked. Went to turn the ignition, and as it attempted to start everything went dead. It all happened as if one of the leads to the battery came loose. I check them and they are tight. The battery had a full charge. I can not find a fuse on the fuse panel for the ignition or anything related either.

Any suggestion would be greatly appreciate. Thanks.


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1979 Chevy Truck K10
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Old 10-04-2004, 11:18 AM
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Quaduple check the battery connections where the wire runs in to the connector. Had this same happen to me a while ago. Took me about two day's to figure it out. If you have those clamp on wire temporary connectors you should pull them apart and clean them well.
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Old 10-04-2004, 12:25 PM
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Do as Johnson suggested and also check the fusable links, make sure you go over all the starter connections very closely, make sure the posts on the solenoid are tight, make sure the grounds are clean and ample. The fusable links will be down by the starter, they`ll look like round tubes of plastic in the wire.
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Old 10-04-2004, 12:31 PM
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How can I tell if they are ok or not? will they show signs if they are blown?
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Old 10-04-2004, 12:46 PM
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Sounds like you have a short some where blowing the fuseable link. Had the same problem in my nova. Mine was frustrating because a wire behind my engine was bare but would only short under hard acceleration when the engine was pulling on the mounts. Punch the gas and everything and i do mean everything shut down.
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Also check your ground at the engine, you may need to scrape off some paint there!
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Old 10-04-2004, 12:57 PM
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The ground at the back of the head to the fire wall?
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Old 10-04-2004, 01:03 PM
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Fuseable links

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Sounds like a Fusible link has blown, Or was Not connected back up properly.

It should be located on the Main Battery Cable Bolt on the starter, along with the Big Battery Cable.

It Should Be a 10 Ga Wire leading away From the starter, feel back along the harness, it will be taped Up and "Lumpy" Feeling.


Try to find out why it blew out, and repair the short If it was hooked up then, Just get a new Link and install it on the harness.

To test to see if you didn't hook it up, or If it's open, you can run a Test wire from the Battery, to the fuse box and touch it to any fuse on the "Battery" Buss or the Big red wire...all the power should return...Do not try to start it though...the wire Could burn up.

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