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Re: wiring
« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2008, 04:02:09 PM »
yes there is a another wire going to the starter and it is black i know it is my fault that i did not see it the first time but this should be good and i thank it is going to the b terminal i do not know if it is coming from the firewall but i think it is you can see the black wire in the pic

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Re: wiring
« Reply #46 on: March 01, 2008, 09:17:03 PM »
okay the top green wire on the solenoid with the yellow on it comes out of the harness under the wiper motor i thank is the ignition switch wire











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Re: wiring
« Reply #47 on: March 02, 2008, 08:40:52 AM »
Now that is a quality hack job!

I don't know why they put that solenoid there. So what's your plan are you going to rewire it correctly?
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Re: wiring
« Reply #48 on: March 02, 2008, 08:46:33 AM »
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Re: wiring
« Reply #49 on: March 02, 2008, 09:53:54 AM »
To make a long story short all you need to do is remove the ford solenoid and all it's added wires and connect the factory wire  to the S terminal on the starter solenoid. Just take a length of 12 ga wire (I think the factory color is purple) and butt splice it with a seal-o-crimp butt splice to the fact. wire in the harness where they connected the "green wire" to. Then run it down and connect it to the starter S term.  with a seal-o-crimp ring terminal. Loom it with plastic split loom and make sure it's away from hot things and strap it so it won't rub anything and short to ground.

The seal-o-crimp terminals are regular terminals but have a heat shinking plastic "housing" covering them and a glue in it. When you heat it it shrinks down and the glue melts and bonds to the wire jacketing. It makes a great perminant connection.

Now about that battery cable... Replace it with a cable that is as short as possible and is single ott size and has an acc lead coming off the end that connects to the battery, add a fuse link if it doesn't already have one and connect it to the factory wire, again using the seal-o-crimp connectors. Strap the end going to the starter to the engine block so it doesnt lay agianst or rub anything hot.
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Re: wiring
« Reply #50 on: March 02, 2008, 02:14:31 PM »
yea i want it wired up like it just came out of the factory and the purple wire that is on the solenoid is going to to the stater so some things i guess is right
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Re: wiring
« Reply #51 on: March 02, 2008, 10:49:59 PM »
ok the green wire is the ignition switch and the purple one goes to the starter and the light red one goes to the battery and the dark red one goes in behide the motor but i do not think that it goes to anything so where should i start oh how do you tell what is b and what is m and s i look on the starter but did not see it
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Re: wiring
« Reply #52 on: March 03, 2008, 04:45:22 PM »
well today i started trying to rewire my motor i have the red wire with the yellow on it is going to the alternator do i put the wire that is coming out the fire wall under the wiper motor and put it on the block on the fire wall the wire is green



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Re: wiring
« Reply #53 on: March 03, 2008, 04:59:13 PM »
and do i need the wire that has the black tap on it

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Re: wiring
« Reply #54 on: March 03, 2008, 05:06:31 PM »
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Re: wiring
« Reply #55 on: March 03, 2008, 05:57:55 PM »
and one more thing where is the neutral safety switch at
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Re: wiring
« Reply #56 on: March 04, 2008, 08:34:41 AM »
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and one more thing where is the neutral safety switch at

At the base of the steering column in the cab.
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Re: wiring
« Reply #57 on: March 04, 2008, 03:04:11 PM »
hey vile i am stuck i need to know if i need this wire and how to find the the s on the starter the wire that i am talking about is the two that are wire togather



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Re: wiring
« Reply #58 on: March 04, 2008, 03:17:37 PM »
does anybody have a 73-87 haynes or a chiltons manual that has a good motor diagram in it that has the original color of the wires
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Re: wiring
« Reply #59 on: March 04, 2008, 03:34:54 PM »
Where does that wire go?  That isn't on a factory setup if that is what you are getting at.  The S terminal is the outside one looking from the front (there is a wire on them in your picture above).  They are also labeled on the solenoid.