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51 studebaker champion wiring

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  • Electrical: 51 studebaker champion wiring

    i can read diagrams but im doing something wrong - all i want is enough wiring to check the engine -- and im stuck can someone doodle a quick picture please lol

  • #2
    Like this? http://www.auto-wiring-diagram.com/5...commander.html
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
      ihave that schematic -- there is NO wiring in my engine bay what so ever- what i want is the least amount of wiring to see if the engine is worth messing with ... so as simple as possible to see/hear it run.
      ;/

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      • #4
        Connect a battery cable from the starter to the "output" side of the starter solenoid. Run another battery cable from the other large terminal on the solenoid to the negative battery terminal. Connect a battery cable from the positive battery terminal to the engine block. Run a wire from the negative battery terminal to the positive (non distributor) small terminal on the coil. Run another temporary wire from the positive (ground) terminal of the battery to the small terminal on the starter solenoid. Only touch this wire to the solenoid terminal while you are trying to start the engine. This should make the starter turn and provide spark. Hopefully, the engine will run.
        Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
        '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
        '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
        '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by brngarage View Post
          Connect a battery cable from the starter to the "output" side of the starter solenoid. Run another battery cable from the other large terminal on the solenoid to the negative battery terminal. Connect a battery cable from the positive battery terminal to the engine block. Run a wire from the negative battery terminal to the positive (non distributor) small terminal on the coil. Run another temporary wire from the positive (ground) terminal of the battery to the small terminal on the starter solenoid. Only touch this wire to the solenoid terminal while you are trying to start the engine. This should make the starter turn and provide spark. Hopefully, the engine will run.
          what about the coil and dist?

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          • #6

            thing above battery is the generator - coil actually looks correct - distributor is the thing with the black square in the center - under it is the starter and top is the stuff up on the firewall
            anyone wanna connect some dots for me?

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            • #7
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              First, always remember this is a positive ground system. Then, make or purchase a couple jumper wires 2 or 3 feet long with alligator clips on the ends. Use about 16 or 18 gage wire. The preferred cable is purpose made for test leads and is very flexible. Identify the Battery, Starter, Starter Solenoid, Starter Switch, Ignition Coil, and Distributor in the photo (click on photo to enlarge).
              Run a heavy 6 volt battery cable from battery (-) to the large terminal on the starter solenoid.
              Run a heavy cable from battery (+) to ground somewhere on the engine.
              Clip one of your test leads from battery (-) to ignition coil (-). This is like turning the key on.
              If there is no wire from coil (+) to the distributor, make one and install it. Does it have coil and spark plug wires?
              The engine is now ready to crank over. Connect the other jumper wire to the small terminal on the starter solenoid. Touching the other end of this wire to ground will engage the starter.
              If you are going to pour some gas in the carburetor to prime the system, watch out for fire. It's best to keep the air cleaner in place.

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              • #8
                still getting nothing .. no big deal.

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                • #9
                  picked up a 97 crown victoria with a 4.6 to put in

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                  • #10
                    If you think you got problems now, wait till you try to figure out how to wire that 4.6 and computers into the car.

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