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Delco starter wiring.

I have a 62 nova 6 cylinder and I need to know what color wires go where on the starter. When I got it there was no engine. It will start when I jump accross the solenoid but stops as soon as I stop jumping it. Any help is appreciated.

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The purple wire goes on the terminal closest to the engine and the yellow goes on the outside, it's a bypass wire to put 12 volts to the points during starting.
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You have two posts on the solenoid marked S & R, now using a test light turn the ignition switch to the run position & check to see witch wire has power, the one with power goes to the R post, now with the test light attached to the other wire turn the switch to the start position the light should light, it goes on the S post.
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OK guys. I put a test light on the solenoid hook ups and I am getting juice at the main battery connection to the solenoid but the purple wire and the other wire are dead with the switch on or in the start position. Does this mean the solenoid is toast ? THANKS !!
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OK guys. I put a test light on the solenoid hook ups and I am getting juice at the main battery connection to the solenoid but the purple wire and the other wire are dead with the switch on or in the start position. Does this mean the solenoid is toast ? THANKS !!
It might mean the neutral safety switch is bad or out of adjustment, or the gear selector isn't in the 'right' detent location.

Sometimes, holding the shifter "up" (as if to place it into "hyper park") will let the switch "see" it as being in "PARK" and then the switch will allow juice to go down to the starter.

Sometimes shifting to "N" will do the same thing, or even jiggling the shifter around either the "P" or "N" positions will do the same thing.

Other things to consider are fusible links being bad or the ignition switch itself.
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Hi,
I think the 62 nova had a ballast resistor, unless someone changed it to HEI, if not HEI look for a porcelain thing on the firewall with a wire at both ends, use your test light to be sure it isn't blown(light at both ends w/key on) if not(no light) replace the resistor, or even better replace the whole points thing with a HEI. (I can't help you with the wire colors)
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