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The 31 year old starter in my '76 recently decided it was time to die. After doing some looking, I decided it would be wise to install a mini starter and a wrap to help alleviate the heat issues from the exhaust (hot starter won't start till it cools...). I purchased a mini starter from summit racing (the summit brand) then went back and purchased the correct offset starter (grr). Took the old starter off with minor effort and 31 years of road funk. The original has two ground cables connected via a bracket. There is no way the bracket will fit on the new starter. Any ideas how I should wire this bad boy up? The solenoid wiring is no problem but I am worried about the ground cables (one goes from block to frame and is the top end of the bracket, other one goes back down the body and was the starter side of the bracket). Where should the lower cable which runs back into the cab be connected on the mini starter? Any help would be appreciated as I really don't want to do any "battery welding" on my ride.

Oh, new poster here but long time lurker. This forum has been a great source of information! Thanks to you all for sharing your knowledge on this public forum.

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Oh yeah, it is an L48 and still original.
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I broke the 12 volt feed cable. Anyone know a part number and place to get a replacement? It is the heavy gauge cable with the bend. The bend is what is giving me problems since it has to connect to the Summit starter differently. This thing is driving me nuts! Makes me wish i had it up on a lift. Life would be so much easier...
 

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The 31 year old starter in my '76 recently decided it was time to die. After doing some looking, I decided it would be wise to install a mini starter and a wrap to help alleviate the heat issues from the exhaust (hot starter won't start till it cools...). I purchased a mini starter from summit racing (the summit brand) then went back and purchased the correct offset starter (grr). Took the old starter off with minor effort and 31 years of road funk. The original has two ground cables connected via a bracket. There is no way the bracket will fit on the new starter. Any ideas how I should wire this bad boy up? The solenoid wiring is no problem but I am worried about the ground cables (one goes from block to frame and is the top end of the bracket, other one goes back down the body and was the starter side of the bracket). Where should the lower cable which runs back into the cab be connected on the mini starter? Any help would be appreciated as I really don't want to do any "battery welding" on my ride.

Oh, new poster here but long time lurker. This forum has been a great source of information! Thanks to you all for sharing your knowledge on this public forum.

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Oh yeah, it is an L48 and still original.
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Brad
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The small black ground wire should go to a bell housing bolt. The heavy chassis to frame ground wire should go where the bracket used to mount to the block. Use a star washer for good contact. The batt cable is available from any Vette supplier. Corvette Central, Rik's, Doc Rebuild,etc.
 

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I have looked through a few sites and none of them seem to carry the cable. All the ones I have seen have a flat connector on the end which attaches to the solenoid. The cable that I broke has (or had rather...) a 90 degree elbow connector that connects to the solenoid.
 

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It is not a matter of bending it, it is a different connector and probably not the same cable. Guess i will have to trace the old one and see how long/where it connects.
 
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