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Old 07-12-2005, 12:47 PM
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wiring a 76 vette starter

Greetings to all, I am searching for some info to help out a computer challanged friend of mine in putting his toy back together.

He has a 76 vette with a 350, all is stock. Recently he had someone install a new starter for him and when they installed the starter, could not figure out where the wires they unhooked went to. He now has three wires hanging off his starter with no place to go (and the installer is gone...money in hand) Before he left, he did attmpt to connect 2 of the wires and boiled the battery. New battery now but not sure where to attach the wires, can anyone assist with a wiring diagram or advice on which wires go where?

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usually the wires have different size round lugs so that they cant be switched but if someone has replaced them then it will be different (obviously sorry)

i believe on the 3 wire you have the big lead then looking 2 it clock wise the 9 o'clock should be the cranking side and the 3 o'clock will be the ignition but
just to play it safe
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Doc Vette get here and he can explained it a whole lot better than I
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One big fat battery cable and two smaller wires? The big fat cable goes on the big fat stud.

The purple wire goes on the terminal closest to the engine block (on the driver's side of the solenoid, if you will). This is the wire that energizes the solenoid when you turn the key to the "START" position. It may be discolored because of heat, but follow it upwards to a cooler spot & it'll be purple.

I'm not absolutely sure about the other wire, but if it's red (same deal with discoloration) and connected to the big red wire on the backside of the alternator, I believe it goes on the big fat stud, underneath the cable terminal.
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Thanks! I will take a look at iot this weekend myself so I can get a better idea of what he was talking about. He definately doesn't want to fry another battery
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Doc here,

The three wires should be as follows: The largest (10 Gauge with ring terminal) Will go on the main solenoid lug...

This SHOULD be a fuse link...obviously it is not...Because you fried a battery...so you will need to install one before going further...your lucky the car didn't burn down!

The terminal marked "S" on the solenoid will be the wire (18 ga usually purple)from the "Start position" on the ignition switch.

The third wire will go to the solenoid terminal marked "I" and is your secondary ignition , coil power during cranking...

Get those links in first, in theory, it shouldn't have power if the stock one burned up and was not replaced, if it was bypassed at some point, you've been living on borrowed time..and got real lucky this time!!

BTW: a well developed electrical fire in a Vette will leave you with nothing in about 5 minutes...except maybe a frame...fiberglass melts real fast and burns forever...

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I recently purchased a starter which had it's terminals reversed, apparently some variation during the manufacturing process. The battery hookup was next to the block, whereas with the same model number starter (Powermaster P/N 9000) the battery hookup was next to the header pipes.

Just something to be aware of. Does the '76 Vette run HEI? I can't remember if they switched in '76 or '78?

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