The thing that is killing me at the moment, is not being able to spin my engine fast enough for it to start.
My setup is a 93ish 4bt with VE pump, with an adapter and bell housing attaching it to an NV4500, which is then adapted to my stock FJ60 transfer case. All this stuff was running in another Land Cruiser about 6 months ago, and was removed in favor of a Chevy LS drivetrain.
I'm not sure which starter I have, and I know my little battery isn't enough power, but even trying to jump the thing with another car, it won't spin fast enough to start.
I currently have 2 big ground cables going from the battery to the engine, and one big one going from the engine to the body, as well as a couple of smaller ones going from the transfer case to the body.
Do I need a ground directly from the battery to the ground? Do I need another ground going from the body to the frame, or from the drivetrain to the frame?
I was considering adding a ground from the frame directly to one of the starter mounting bolts, as well as one directly from the battery to the fender.
My positive cable is 0 ga cable going straight to the starter, and a 10 ga or so going to the dash/fuse panel, etc...
I'm very close to driving this thing, but simply can't get it to start. Would a bigger battery solve my issue on its own, even if jumper cables and another car didn't?
Currently everything is setup as 12v. I dont think I have a 24v starter, but would probably replace it if I could figure out what to buy...