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ok I just swapped a L6 for a V8 in a friends '63 nova. after getting everything on the starter wont turn. it will with a screwdriver bridging the termanals, but not by the key. the same thing happend to my chevelle a while ago when I did a motor swap.
is this common or am I just missing something obvious?
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ive got a brown wire running to the S termanal and the main batttery cable. ive got it to bump once it hasnt since.
 

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JWagner has it right, the big purple wire goes on the terminal nearest the block.

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The brown wire goes to the R terminal and the other end is hooked to the + terminal of the coil on a points type ignition system. It is to bypass the resistor wire during starting to give more voltage to the ignition.

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we dont have a purple wire. we have brown and green. I will look to see if one of them is spliced into the purple wire.
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Justin, with the wires disconnected from the solenoid, have someone hold the key in the start position while you use a testlight to see which one is hot, then place that one on the S terminal. It should also be twice as large as the resistor bypass wire.

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