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Old 12-28-2012, 12:32 PM
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Okay gang I finally got the old flattie turning. I used the magic mystery oil and let it soak for a few weeks. Now I need to wire the starter which in itself is not a problem. where however does the small post wire in front of the solenoid connect. the post is there but no wire, I cannot find a wiring harness schematic in the 53 version of Motors Manual. Also should I change to the 2 post solenoid? If so where do the wires go too. As I'm sure you know I'm a bit rusty. There is an I and an S post.
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okay gang i finally got the old flattie turning. I used the magic mystery oil and let it soak for a few weeks. Now i need to wire the starter which in itself is not a problem. Where however does the small post wire in front of the solenoid connect. The post is there but no wire, i cannot find a wiring harness schematic in the 53 version of motors manual. Also should i change to the 2 post solenoid? If so where do the wires go too. As i'm sure you know i'm a bit rusty. There is an i and an s post.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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i=ign to coil
s=start key/button
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12 v ?

Has it been converted to 12 V, Then it needs a resistor block or resistance wire (usually pink) between the key run and the ignition coil to only supply 9 V during running. When starting a 12 V engine the starter current draw drops available voltage to the ignition, so the I terminal feeds 12 V to the coil to get a better spark when starting. , , Someone might have used a later year solenoid for a 12 V system on a 6 V car, easier to find , 6 V don't need the I terminal bypass . Some later Ford cars-trucks still used the relay with the S and I terminal, but the I terminal was not needed on those computer controlled vehicles. It was a supply available problem in the factory. , Use what will make it work.

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It's been apparently converted but most of the wiring is gone. Initially I'm bypassing the electrical system except for what I need to start electrically, Then I'll rewire, my first project is to get it turning with the starter then I will hotwire the ignition system. Once I know it starts and runs then I will repair and replace wiring.
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I'm about to replace the starter and give it a try. I believe the starter in the car is seized like the engine was. I was told by the last owner/driver that he and his wife last drove the car in 94 or 95. two others have had it since then and neither of them ever tried to get her running. I plan to drive the car. so I will get her running or replace the engine with one I have in the garage waiting to be used.
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If you're running the stock points type dizzy you will need a ballast resistor or a resistor wire, so you won't burn up the coil. The posters above have kinda out-lined what you'll need to do. I'll recap what you will need for a toggle type bypass ing system to get the motor running etc...

12v to one side of a toggle switch, on the other side of the toggle you need to install a ballast resistor (avail at NAPA for the old MOPAR cars) coming out of the ballast resistor to the coil. This is you On/Off switch.

12v to one side of a spring return toggle switch, on the other side of the toggle, run it to the "S" terminal on the starter. This is your starter switch.

Form the "I" terminal on the starter to the coil.

If you switch over to a HEI dizzy the "I" to coil wire and the resistor isn't needed because the HEI coil requires 12v all the time
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not picking , but if you have other motors, why not pull it and do it right if you want to drive it! Not saying put another in. But Fix this right to be driven!! And not drove around the block My 2cents!!
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Thanks for your input. I truly appreciate it. As I stated in the begining of this thread I'm a little rusty. It's all coming back. I'll be posting pics and progress as we go along. Thanks again
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Thanks K. It is a matched numbers car the research was done by the guy I bought it from. I fully intend to keep it intact. I am however going to update and use some modern technology. My plan is for it to be a nostalgia ride. Shiny Chrome, Satin Black paint, with a red roof. Skirts, maybe even lakers with cut-outs. First let's get her running.
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