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Old 03-11-2010, 11:59 AM
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Solenoid, Remote or stock GM ?

Hi guys, I have a problem, I bought a new mini starter, problem is it only has one clip on terminal and the battery terminal while the old solenoid had two as seen in the attached illustration, what to do??, will changing to a Ford remote solenoid fix the wire routing problem?
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The clip on is where you need to put your solenoid start wire. The old style solenoid had two , the inside wire was for the purple wire from the switch and the other wire, yellow i believe, went to the coil so the original dist. would have 12 volts during starting only, after releasing the start on the switch the resistor would give the distributor 6 volts so it wouldn't burn the points up. Later model cars with HEI didn't use the outside wire at all. Hope this helps, later.
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will changing to a Ford remote solenoid fix the wire routing problem?
Yes. Those starters are meant to use a remote "Ford-type" solenoid.
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Mini Starter

Alright thanks, will wire it w/ a Ford solenoid, just got my battery cables done and will locate solenoid and fire it up, keep you all posted, George.
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Do you have wires on both the small terminals now. The second small terminal is to feed power to the ignition while cranking. IF you are not using this then you don't need an external solenoid. If you need the 3rd wire I would strongly recommend you get a starter with the proper solenoid. Add a second solenoid just adds complexity to the system and many more point of possible bad connections.
If you do a search on here I think you will find a diagram of how to integrate a Ford solenoid into a Chevy starting system
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If you do a search on here I think you will find a diagram of how to integrate a Ford solenoid into a Chevy starting system
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The jumper shown @ the starter solenoid is for a GM-type solenoid. This jumper isn't needed on your app.
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