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Old 16th April 2012, 12:14 PM
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I would like to run over this with you all to see where i am going wrong
battery+ to large bolt on starter solenoid and from the starter solenoid to alternator, small cable from alternator to ign.

coil+ to dizzy and from dizzy to earth.

alternator to be earthed

run an earth cable from battery to gearbox

Now this is what i have done just wanted to check with you all to see if i am correct.

If i am wrong could you please let me know as i am an idiot so it would have to be idiot proof

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Old 16th April 2012, 12:59 PM
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I'm not sure about this for certain, but I think you should have a thick red going from the starter to the battery+, a black/red going from the starter to ignition (it should change to black/blue by the ignition), a red going from the alternator to battery+, and then a thin blue going from the alternator to the instrument cluster.

I'm not sure about the coil/dizzy as my engine doesn't have that setup.

Yes you should have a thick black wire going from the battery- to a gearbox bolt.
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Old 16th April 2012, 01:35 PM
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I also had a blue wire going from the alternator to the auto choke.

On the coil, I'm sure the -ve went to earth and the +ve (green wire) went into the esc unit.

Not sure about the dizzy

PS dont take it as gospel, I've slept since then.
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Old 16th April 2012, 05:41 PM
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er would depend on what engine and ign setup you have

only bit that sounds odd is the coil bit
usualy ign+ goes to coil+ then the cb side would go to the points that got the neg side conection from the dizzy body but meny later engins had eletronic ign to replace the points.
i think the ign + is still to coil +
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Old 16th April 2012, 06:26 PM
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Agree with BAZ on the coil.

+Ve must be an ignition live feed.
-Ve must be a wire to the correct control module for the engine ( ESC, ESC2, ESC-Hybrid,EEC-IV or TFI )

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Old 16th April 2012, 06:51 PM
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sorry should have said it is a pinto 2 lt engine, no fancy stuff ie ecu or anything like that hope this helps this engine has points

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Old 16th April 2012, 06:53 PM
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meant to say also that on the solenoid there are 2 pillars and 2 spade terms can someone tell me what these are for please the large one is for the batt cable and the alt cable

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Where did the engine come from? what connections are on the DIZZY?

can you get a pic of the solenoid?

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Old 16th April 2012, 06:58 PM
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If the engine has points then there should be a condensor unit on the outside of the dizzy and a wire , this goes to the coil -VE.

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Old 16th April 2012, 07:06 PM
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great info will get pics tomorrow in daylight many thanks
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