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shadoza
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Total posts: 123
posted March 30, 2003 05:02 PM  
I am re-wiring my pinto for the new season. My starter relay has two small prongs. From what I recall both are positive currents (correct me if I am wrong please) one for the starter button and the other goes to power other stuff in the car. If I don't hook up the one that goes to power other hot stuff in the car what effect will that have on my system? I AM NOT SURE ABOUT ANY OF THIS SO IF YOU GUYS CAN POINT ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION THAT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL!!!

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sideways
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posted March 30, 2003 08:13 PM  
If you are refering to what it will do to the starting system,nothing.If you hook up the other stuff to power else where.If I got the gist of your question?.

shadoza
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posted March 31, 2003 12:08 AM  
Thanks man. Yeah I got everything else powered from the switches, so I really dont need to run power from that I guess. I bought my car in the middle of last season and the wiring was a mess. I started the rewiring process and found that 70% of my wires ran to nothing or were cut. What I am really looking for is a diagram or something written that can help me out with what I am looking for.

shadoza
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posted March 31, 2003 12:15 AM  
What I have is this: From battery I got the a 4 ga wire going to the relay, and a 4ga going from relay to starter, a 14 ga going to my starter switch looped to my other switches, for fuel pump and ignition. Fuel pump is easy, just goes to the fuel pump right? From my ignition switch I am gonna run it to the coil (+) and to my guage lights. Then the Coil (-) goes to some box that has wires going to the bottom of the distributor. Where do I hook up to run the tach?
If I got something wrong can someone let me know please?

trey_#23
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posted April 01, 2003 02:31 PM  
If I am not mistaking. A red wire and white wire from the tach both go to power the black goes to ground and the green goes to the coil...Negative side I think...Hope I could help


shadoza
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Total posts: 123
posted April 12, 2003 08:40 PM  
Yep thats how the tach goes. Got it all working and tuned WOOOOOOHOOOOO, (just to blow my head gasket)

I think I am starting to understand how my wife feels about the car, haha.

way2fast
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posted April 15, 2003 09:33 AM  
Well at least I could help you with something.lol...Oh well head gasket isn't a big deal..

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