Good Afternoon Guys,
I am approaching the final stages of my engine swap, the 998 engine has been pulled out and the engine bay has been prepped for installation of the 1275.
The car is a 1974 saloon, and the engine has come from a (I think) 1989 Metro, it has a pre-engaged starter, and a 65d Lucas electronic distributor.
As I’m switching over from the inertia style starter to the pre-engaged, I know I have to fiddle around with the wiring from my existing solenoid, having read one of DKLawsons posts I know I have to take the large cable that used to go to the inertia starter and run it to the threaded post on the pre-engaged starter.
I also understand that I need to make a jumper wire that goes between the small spade terminal on the pre-engaged starter and the threaded post.
My question is, what gauge wire should I ideally use for the jumper wire?
I also have a question about the ignition system.
The 1275 engine was complete with an ignition coil when I received it, there is a white and black wire going from the negative terminal on the coil to a module on the side of the distributor, a white and yellow wire goes from the positive terminal to the same module on the distributor.
I was going to run the white wire in the car loom that ran from the ignition coil to the fuse box to the positive terminal on the new ignition coil, but I wanted to make sure that there wasn’t anything else I needed to do.
The 45d distributor on the 998 didn’t have a 12 volt (I assume) running from the coil to the distributor, is this just a power feed as the 65d is an electronic ignition?
I look forward to hearing from you,