I got on the internets and found a few cheats from other guys who had gotten tired of fucking around and figured out how to re wire a Chevy starter and the Alternator too.
A few copy paste, send it to the wife so she could print out the schematics, five trips to the parts house because I couldn’t get a grip on all the little fucking electrical connectors I needed and game on.
The inside of the engine compartment looks like a nightmare but it works and I can go back and redo a bit here and there at my leisure to make it pretty again.
At least I know what goes where now.
WTF, it starts, runs and drives again and if I ever, ever, find the crack head that butchered that wiring harness, I am going to beat him senseless with his liver and string him up and choke him to death with his intestines.
The fucking shit I ran into would make a mechanic drink until he was blind.
Two, 10 gauge heavy duty wires coming from the alternator back to the starter, wrapped together and connected to a 14 gauge wire, with electrical tape.
Think of two ropes connected to a shoe string trying to pick up a rock the size of your car.
That kind of shit everywhere.
Everywhere I started hunting down wires, I ran into bizarre shit like that and would have to go get more wire and the correct connectors.
I got it to start and run but I am going to spending a long time going through a bunch of wiring harness’es and a ton of new wires, new connectors, harness covers, tie straps and beer until I get this fucker straightened out and looking pretty again.
It is a testament to my mechanical ability I got the fucker running at all.
Run it does though.
Kiss my fucking ass.
I do have to admit, right now under the hood it looks like a spider on acid had a field day….