Total power loss
Hi all. Dropped a fresh 350 in my 70 Malibu and ran her around the block about a dozen times this weekend. Right before I was going to retire for the day, I thought I would start her up just to hear those open headers (and share with the neighborhood) one more time, just so I would sleep better. Well that did not happen, there is a total power loss. Nothing is working and the battery has a full charge. The car was running flawlessly and now......nothing, not even a dome light! Any ideas or suggestions of where to start looking?
The other issue I was having is that my fuel gauge was pegged on full and I know for a fact that there is only 5 gallons in the tank because that is all I put in there. Also the when you opened the door, the buzzer would go off without the key being in the ignition. I did not change anything but added an MSD ignition/distributor system.
Is it possible to have the wires swapped on the starter solenoid? I was unsure which color wire went where, the terminals were different from the original starter being this is a late model 350 (1989 I believe). Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.