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Old 08-23-2006, 02:55 PM
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wireing to start a SBC

Im sure this is out there somewhere, but I cant seem to find it. I have a SBC in a 31 Ford that I have no idea about and no wiring, no nothing. Just wondered if someone has a simple wireing diagram to test fire this thing and see if shes gonna knock or purr. I am just looking to run this engine for a few seconds and see what kinda noise it makes. Thanks in advance for the help.

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What type of distributor? Then we can advise a wiring setup.

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Doc here,

Battery ground to any bolt at or near the starter.

Battery Power Cable to the Big bolt on the solenoid.

If it is an HEI, wire power from a battery to the "Batt" terminal on the HEI..

If It is points type, wire power to the + side of the coil.

Next CONFIRM, the transmission is LOCKED in park or neutral and can NOT accidentally runaway if started..(bolt the linkage down if necessary)

Using a remote start switch, hook it between the "S" terminal on the solenoid and the battery cable on the big bolt on the solenoid..

Purge the carb, hit the Remote starter and it should fire..(you need to pull the "BATT" terminal or Coil wire + to STOP the engine)

I Would NOT run it too long in this configuration..You have NO engine monitoring..and can not tell impending overheat or oil pressure loss..AND if it is a point type Ignition , you have no ballast, and can damage the points or coil.

Be sure the area is clear of anyone that can get hurt if the car DOES bolt..AND make sure you have no flammables around open headers..(including your body! )

It should give you enough to check if it WILL run, does it knock, and does it leak..I wouldn't go "Tech tuning it"

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Thanks Doc, Just what I needed. got my fingers crossed and hope she purs and doesnt knock.
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