wiring a mini starter

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wiring a mini starter

Postby deryl » Wed May 25, 2011 1:18 pm

i have a 1971 vega i just put a 1988 throttle body injection in the car i used the painless harness part #60101 and it was fairly easy to install the problem i'm having is i used a mini starter and it only has 2 terminals on it and i need to hook up the wire that goes from the starter to the coil it would normaly go on the r terinal so what i was wondering if someone could tell me if there is another place i can hook this wire up to so i can get 12 volts to the coil when i go to start it or is that the only place that will work to always give me 12 volts and trying to find a starter with 3 termails iss not the easiest thing to find.
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Re: wiring a mini starter

Postby ROB » Wed May 25, 2011 1:46 pm

Is there a spare acc terminal on your fuse box you can use?

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Re: wiring a mini starter

Postby spencerforhire » Wed May 25, 2011 1:52 pm

The 3rd wire is only for use with points-triggered ignitions; you no longer need it. You will however have to run a true ignition 12v+ wire for the Painless harness; the original resistance wire in the harness is no good. You can follow it back to the bulkhead connector where it comes from through the firewall and replace it with a 14ga. wire or run a new wire in through a grommet and hook it to the 12ga. pink on the ignition switch.
You can't use the "acc" terminal on the fuse box; it is not on during crank. If you're not using the original oil pressure actuated fuel pump switch, you can use the pink on it instead.
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tach wire

Postby deryl » Mon May 30, 2011 4:48 pm

1971 vega gt can't find the tach wire anybody know what color the wire is not showen on the wiring diagram
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Re: wiring a mini starter

Postby spencerforhire » Mon May 30, 2011 8:52 pm

Usually brown, and as I remember not necessarily bundled with the harness but run in through the firewall separately and possibly plugged onto the spade connector on the back of the gauge. Sometimes found under the hood plugged in series with a "tach filter"(capacitor).
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77 Vega Estate wagon- project will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.45@146.19)(6.01@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- older son's ride
99 Saturn SW2- spare
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Re: wiring a mini starter

Postby my79monza » Mon May 30, 2011 11:00 pm

spencerforhire wrote:Usually brown, and as I remember not necessarily bundled with the harness but run in through the firewall separately and possibly plugged onto the spade connector on the back of the gauge. Sometimes found under the hood plugged in series with a "tach filter"(capacitor).



Thats how I remember the wiring to the tach, and if I remember corectly it is 14ga wire, a little heavier wire that one would think necessary.
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