There is one wire not connected to the right small post. It came that way and starts OK. What is the non connected wire for and if I connect it to the post, what would be the situation? Thanks in advance.
OK, thanks for info. But is there any advantage in connecting that wire,(other than making it look nice) or does it really make a difference, or what, I'm just confused.That is the ignition "bypass" wire which allows the solenoid to provide battery voltage to the ignition coil during cranking.
Yes, I have Pertronix in the distributor. Maybe that's why the wire is not connected. Makes sense now. Thank you.What ignition system do you have? As @Woodchuck said, that post on the solenoid is an "ignition bypass" (bypassing the pink resister wire) as the wire connected to it provides a full 12v to the ignition coil during cranking. If you have an aftermarket ignition of some sort the power to it might already have 12v and not use the pink wire.