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Lance Vinson
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:06 am    Post subject: 12v battery hook up Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ok folks, this is a dumb question but I can't seem to figure it
out. I put a new starter in my 52 I know where the positive
battery cable hooks to the solenoid. I thought the negative
hooked to the other side where that "ground strap" connects
the body of the starter and the solenoid. But when I hook it up
that way it won't crank. I have to jump it to start it. Where do
the battery cables hook up? 12 v system.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:09 am    Post subject: Re: 12v battery hook up Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Being 12 volts say you have a - ground system so the - battery cable hooks to the tractor frames some place. The + cable hooks to the solenoid which sits on top of the starter.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:07 am    Post subject: Re: 12v battery hook up Reply to specific post Reply with quote

are you saying that you hooked the the battery +/- post to each side of the solenoid and are wondering why it won't crank?

in your 12v - ground system.. bat negative goes to chassis.

bat positive goes to one side of solenoid. other side of solenoid is hooked to the starter stud by a 'L' strap.

bat ground does NOT go to that strap.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:09 am    Post subject: Re: 12v battery hook up Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Lance........surprizingly enuff, yer starter motor don't care positive (+) ground ...or... negative (-) ground. It always turns the correct direction. And yer original 6-volt starter works just fine on 12-volts. The ONLY thing that matters is NEGATIVE (-) ground for yer 12-volt ALTERNATOR. Them little solid state devices don't work with incorrect grounding.

Yer description of trying to connect yer battery to BOTH posts of yer 3-terminal starter motor solenoid is the WRONG way to connect yer 12-volt battery.

Connect the battery POSITIVE (+) cable to the NON-STARTER post of yer solenoid. The short COPPER buss-barr goes to yer insulated starter motor stud. The little middle terminal snakes back to yer BIG THUMB starter push button by yer tranny shifter.

Connect yer battery NEGATIVE (-) to the built-in connection of the battery sheetmetal tray. .........Dell, a 12-volt advocate that knows 8-ways to convert to 12-volts and they all work the 1st-time
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:53 pm    Post subject: Re: 12v battery hook up Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks guys.
 
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