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    I have an 84 Webbcraft Dynasty with the original 350 Chevrolet engine, I took the starter off the other day to have it rebuilt and have a question about the wiring on the starter solenoid. There is a brass or copper connector bolted to the solenoid where the main battery cable attaches and the hot wire for the trim pump attaches to that connector. Is that connector a distribution block or a fuse? I am not sure what it is an more importantly, if I can remove it? I am going to run the power and ground wires for the trim pump straight to the battery and do ay with h extra wiring going to the starter solenoid.

    Any thoughts or guidance, please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rauto13 View Post
    There is a brass or copper connector bolted to the solenoid where the main battery cable attaches and the hot wire for the trim pump attaches to that connector.

    Is that connector a distribution block or a fuse?

    I am not sure what it is an more importantly, if I can remove it?

    I am going to run the power and ground wires for the trim pump straight to the battery and do ay with h extra wiring going to the starter solenoid.
    The main (large) power cable on the starter is rarely fused and usually has constant voltage, with the exception of when a battery switch is wired in.

    You can relocate the trim pump wires directly to battery. No matter where the trim pump is wired, it should have a fuse in-line.

    In any case, the large + wire from the battery has to remain on the large lug on the starter solenoid.
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    Thank you for your reply, but I think you may have missed what I was asking.

    In the first photo at the top of the solenoid, there is something bolted onto the big lug where the battery cable attaches, I know the big lug has the main battery cable and the wire that goes to the alternator attached to it, that same large post also has what appears to be a copper lug that is bolted behind the battery cable and that copper lug extends to a square black plastic piece with another wire bolted to it. I am trying to figure out what that square black plastic piece with the copper lug is. Since he wire that bolts to is goes o the trim pump, I am wondering if it might be a fuse?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rauto13 View Post
    Thank you for your reply, but I think you may have missed what I was asking.

    In the first photo at the top of the solenoid, there is something bolted onto the big lug where the battery cable attaches, I know the big lug has the main battery cable and the wire that goes to the alternator attached to it, that same large post also has what appears to be a copper lug that is bolted behind the battery cable and that copper lug extends to a square black plastic piece with another wire bolted to it. I am trying to figure out what that square black plastic piece with the copper lug is. Since he wire that bolts to is goes o the trim pump, I am wondering if it might be a fuse?
    Oh. I see what you're talking about. I've never seen one like that. It's not likely to be any sort of fuse. I'd assume it's just an auxiliary lug.
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    Its a fuse.
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    For sanitary reasons I don't like anything on the battery but ground and starter and only thing extra on t starter is a hot wire. I would take power to a fuse panel and run accessories off of that. I have been a flat bottom guy my entire life and always run Vertex Mags so the extent of wiring in my boats has been battery, fuel pump and bilge. I just finished a Day Cruiser so I have a lot more going on and we used a relay for the engine hatch actuator and a full fuse panel for blowers, bilge, lights etc. Still only ground and starter on the battery ran power from starter main to fuse panel. Helps clean things up and also isolates everything or trouble shooting down the road.
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