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Old 12-16-2007, 08:55 PM
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302 Starter hook up in my Ranger

Ok guys,

Here I am in the final steps of the 302 swap and here's yet another issue. The 302 is from an 88 F150 EFI (converted to carb)
Allright the starter on my ranger had 3 hookups, one 12 guage from the solonoid, on 4 gauge positive from the battery, and one negative.
The starter on the 302 has 1 place to hook up on the starter, why? I'm thinking it's a positive hook up, but I hook it up from where, and what guage? Logic tells me, I should use the wire from the solonoid(at the fender) but a 12 guage alone seems small for a starter. What about a ground? shouldn't I ground the starter, if so where? There's only the one hook up, unless I just hook up a ground on one of the mounting bolts, would that be a good idea?

I need your help guys.

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Old 12-17-2007, 10:31 AM
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You should get a solenoid (the "relay" on the fenderwell) from whatever vehicle the 302 came out of.

Then run a large-gauge wire from the solenoid to the starter.

The original starter has a solenoid ON the starter. The 302 starter does not. You need a heavy-duty solenoid for the fenderwell, run a heavy gauge wire from the battery to the solenoid, and then from the solenoid to the starter, and everything should be fine.
 
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:24 PM
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Exactly. Go to any autopart store and ask for a fender mounted starter solenoid. If they are too dumb to know what that is, say a starter solenoid for an 88 Ranger. You will need to run the small wire, (red with blue stripe) to the solenoiod. Then you will need a battery cable to go from positive to the solenoid, then one from the solenoid to the starter. Your ground needs to go to both the frame and the engine.

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Old 12-18-2007, 12:15 AM
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Thanx guys, sounds good. I still have the truck the 302 came out of its up north but only about 1 hours drive. I knew I should have grabbed that when I was tearing into it.

Thanx again guys.

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