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  1. Starter issues

    Electrical
    Hey guys, I have a 74 Nova, 350 auto, points style distributor. I understand the wiring for the solenoid and ignition but have a question concerning hot versus ground on the solenoid terminals. I have purchased 4 different starter solenoids from Oreillys and have the same issue with each one, no...
  2. solenoid wire fried

    Electrical
    I'm a newb with no knowledge. :yes: Driving down highway, my engine cut out. No dash lights, dome light, nothing to engine. Dragged it home and found a wire on the starter solenoid had been rubbing the frame and was pretty messed up. So i cut the wire, attached a new eyelet, reinstalled it to...
  3. First gen v8 swap starter wiring

    Electrical
    I swapped my 6 for a 8. The engine is 80-85 350. I am trying to wire up the starter. 1. I have the power wire running to the large center post 2. i have two eyelets. - 1 purple - 1 black red / 1 black I tried both eyelets on both posts. I can hard jump it. Please help to understand...
  4. '63 v8 swap flywheel and starter change

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I am swapping this weekend. I am pulling the 6 for the v8. I read that is ideal to change the fly wheel to 153 tooth and high performance starter, is this true? Can i use the stock flywheel and starter from mid 80 350 in first gen?
  5. First time starting sbc, inconsistent starter power

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I'm having issues getting my 383 started for the first time. The timing is off which I know how to adjust. The problem I'm having is with the starter/power. Sometimes when I crank the engine it barely turns as though the battery's almost dead, then when I try again it cranks normally, it's very...
  6. Engine starts in "RUN" position

    Electrical
    I have a 64 SS, the other day i went to start the car and the engine was trying to start in the run position. I replaced the ignition switch but still have the same problem. New starter and solenoid. Anyone have any suggestions or help?
  7. Fusible link.....again

    Electrical
    I own a 1966 Chevy II. Originally an L6, now 327. Besides the lg gage wire from the battery, the other post has a separate brown wire as well as a red and black that are crimped together. Making 3 wires on the small post. I have continuity from the firewall plug through the brown wire, not so...
  8. Oil pressure sending unit and starter

    Electrical
    I have a 5.7 350 doctored up to a 383, 9:1 compression and I was wondering what you are using for an oil pressure sending unit and a starter. The block is an 880 casting, vortek heads, and I will be using TCI headers. The area for my sending unit is pretty small and to the rear of the...
  9. Car starts on and off

    Electrical
    My 1968 nova starts beautifully when sitting for a few hours but if I try to start it 10minutes to a few hours after I shut it down it refuses to start or turn over, I believe it is the starter getting heat soaked if I jump it the car it starts. I replaced both of the battery cables cables. Any...
  10. Ignition totally dead after jump start

    Electrical
    Ok, i am in the home stretch of getting my 70 nova completed. The car was running fine for initial startup and break in, never an issue from day one (msd 6btm and stock harness). The battery was weak (tried to start it, it turned over very weakly - not nearly enough to start it) so brought my...
  11. Trying to Diagnose a No-Start: voltage drops when cranking

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Trying to Solve a Mystery No-Start: Nothing Seems to Work! Hi All, I'm trying to figure out why my 1971 Nova won't start. It turns over but doesn't start. Here's where I'm at: 1. Battery: shows 13V sitting there. Checked terminals and there's no corrosion and they're securely fastened. 2...
  12. 2nd batteries for the stereo system

    Electrical
    So the '68 Nova I bought has a very nice sounding (loud) MXT stereo system already installed, I was wondering would putting in a second battery be a good idea? The few times I drove my car I let the stereo play for a little bit while the car was off and go firgue I had a tough time getting the...
  13. Car suddenly won't start! Need help to troubleshoot.

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Hi All, I'm a complete novice so I'm looking for suggestions on how and what to troubleshoot to figure out why my car suddenly won't start. Here's the history of what's going on. 1971 Nova, 350 w/TH350 1. A few months ago I had a new carb and intake installed. It would start fine...
  14. 153 tooth with staggered only starter mount...

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Hey guys, I am doing a 6 cyl to 327 swap. Got everything in and found, when I went to mount the starter, that my 327 block only has staggered threaded holes. From what i have heard, most chevy blocks have both hole patterns available. There are two larger size dowel holes but neither are...
  15. Oh great!!!!

    Electrical
    Started the wagon today to get some fresh gas circulated into the carburetor, and it started, but I noticed that the starter kept going. I thought,"oh great!!!', and I quickly backed-off a little the ignition key, and the starter stopped running, and then the engine stopped. I started it again...
  16. what the hell did i do?!?

    Electrical
    okay, i just bought a 71 nova. as purchased: the only lights that work are the headlights. the guy i got it from said it was running rich, but the mixture screws were only turned out a half turn.(btw, its a 4160 carb) i thought maybe the guy had put bigger jets in it so i checked and they're...
  17. Intermittent starter issue, clicking, 6 volts

    Electrical
    So I took the Nova in to get fixed. I had a battery drain, transmission pan was leaking, and the starter would some times just click. They fixed the battery drain and transmission pan. I had them replace the starter. However, I'm still having issues with the car starting. Sometimes it will just...
  18. alternator and starter

    Originality
    Hi all, Is there any way to tell if the alternator and starter are original to the car? I have a 63 that has 63,000 original miles so there is a good chance these parts were never replaced. I am doing a rebuild and picked up new ones to put in but am hesitant to get rid of the old just yet...
  19. my car wont start

    Drivetrain & Performance
    just did my 200 4r job swapping out my old th 350 everything went beautify come time to start the car and nothing happens ive had electrical problems like this in the past nothing too hard to handle but now idk whats wrong..i thought it was a starter/ coil wire in need of fix asll the wiring...
  20. 72 Nova starter recommendations?

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I had my first heat soak experience the weekend. I am planning on getting a new starter to replace the original. Any recommendations? I will also be getting a heat shield for the new one. Keep in mind I'm NO master mechanic. Thanks
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