My built in Australia 1973 Mini originally had points distributor, remote solenoid and inertia starter....
The Solenoid wiring trigger wire White/Red trace coming straight from Ignition Switch to the WIDE BLADE on the Solenoid.
OZ Mini NOW has 123 Distributor (fully electronic), Pertronix coil...AND is getting a new Starter (for new flywheel) with 'piggy-backed' Solenoid.
Since the new solenoid is no longer just a relay, I understand that I need to wire in a Relay triggered by White/Red trace from ignition switch so as not to overload the switch etc.
So, I have wired in a Relay triggered by W/R with the relay receiving power (B) from the main terminal on the solenoid and sending power BR to the solenoid.
QUESTION - does the trigger wire (BR) from the new relay go to the Wide Blade on the new solenoid/starter unit?
ALSO, with the new distributor & coil, I presume that:
a) the coil can receive a full 12 volts from the ignition keyed fuse box CORRECT?
b) there is no need to send full 12 v from solenoid to coil CORRECT?
(from British Columbia on the West Coast of Canada