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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 20, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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Starter Solenoid

I'm going to replace the wires going to the starter solenoid soon. They are close to the exhaust and just don't look too healthy.
Are these special wires (high temp perhaps)?
What's the minimum acceptable gauge?
Anything else I should be aware of?
Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 20, 1:00 PM
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Re: Starter Solenoid

The factory utilized heat shields and wire retainers.Factory Standard guage wire is fine when protected.Some people would use asbestos wrap but not recommended now.You could use a 12 guage wire ,10 is a bit overkill.

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Factory Chevy starter wire shield.
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Re: Starter Solenoid

Depending on the year (you didn't state with your question) is that there may be a fusible link down there also. I don't know what year they switched on the Chevelle's but on the Nova's in 73 they reconfigured the wiring and instead of the alternator, regulator, horn buss, getting power from a fusible link between the battery positive and a junction block on the backside of the radiator support, they then put the fusible link down off of the starters main battery wire stud and then this went up to the alternator and the rest of the car.

If yours originally had this fusible link and if it might have been removed, then it needs to be put back into place for wiring protection.

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I *think* its a 66.
The Chevelle fusible link from the battery cable on the starter started in 1972

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I *think* its a 66.
The Chevelle fusible link from the battery cable on the starter started in 1972
I too have not always included enough information with a question and heck, looking at it now I wonder is it original wiring that needs work, or possibly the harness got replaced with an aftermarket one at some point, does it have the original style starter, and ?????.

Yep, sometimes I like to think that a hint "may" be in the user name BUT who's to say sometimes ?

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Does anyone know what the two tabs are suposed to bolt on as far as factory correct?

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Big end goes to trans to block bolt, small end goes to starter solenoid screw. Terry
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