starter wires

Discussion in 'Small Block Tech' started by custom sky, Oct 17, 2002.

  1. custom sky

    custom sky Generally Nice Guy

    I posted this in sparkys corner but I thought I would ask here also. I am putting in a quick disconnect wire harness on my starter. There are two wires that go to the main terminal on the starter solenoid. I want to replace the fuseable links that are on both of these wires. The ones on there now look like they could short out on the chassis. I can't find replacement fuseable links. Does any one have any sugestions as to what I can use. If any one has pictures of any thing they have done like this please let me know. Thanks.
  2. jeff bullock

    jeff bullock Dare to be different !!!

    you might try taking your old ones to radio shack or napa and see if they can tell what size the wires and the fusible links are. I can't personally recommend this but I just installed new wire without the links and I have not had any electrical problems(yet):Brow: surely someone out there can give us a second opinion as I know we can't be the only ones with this question on our minds. J.W. whats your take on this? please enlighten us oh wise one:Smarty:
  3. custom sky

    custom sky Generally Nice Guy

    I looked every where!:af:
    No one around here has any fuseable links to replace the old ones. I talked to a friend of mine who is a long time mechanic that seems to forget more about cars than I hope to learn. He said there is only a small draw on the wires and that a 30 amp fuse should be more than sufficiant.:grin: That makes life a lot easier. Since there are two wires to handle the load each wire with a 30 amp fuse should be more than sufficient to handle any draw the car can put on it and still give out if there is ever a shorting problem.
    The only fuseable links that I could find where for a ford compact car. the instructions said to use a link that was two sizes smaller than the origional wire. The wire I have is 10 ga. which would meen I would need 12 ga. fuseable link. If the 12 ga wire will handle the load I don't see why the regular 30 amp fuses wouldn't.

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