I recently bought a 67 CJ5 that had the messy electrical wiring from years of previous owners changing, adding, subtracting, ect things on and off. I gutted the whole electrical system and I'm now wiring the starting system.
1) From the battery, I have a wire going directly to the ingition switch to the battery terminal and a power cable going to the main lug on the starter solenoid. Also, I'm feeding power to the alternator.
2) From the "S" terminal on the starter solenoid, I have a wire going to the starter terminal on the ignition switch.
3)Now, my problem. I tried going from the ignition terminal, through a ballast resistor and to the positive on the ignition coil. When I do this, nothing happens. So, I took it off the ingition terminal on the switch and landed it on one of the ACC terminals and it starts up fine. I don't think that's how I should leave it.
I'm confused about the "R" terminal on my starter solenoid and if that should be used since I have the ballast resistor in place. Do I go from the "R" terminial, splice it to the line in on the resistor and then put the wire on my ACC back to ignition?
Hope this makes sense.