Take Note of the Starter Motor detail in the wire diagram , there is a black wire w/ white tracer stripe that goes to the positive side of the ignition coil , but oddly changes to a white / W wireIt is a black wire with a white stripe and green connector.
LOL--love it--Saturday night, not much going on, I think I will do a super detailed and accurate schematic for my 77's starter/ignition circuitCoolerman, I have decided that you almost certainly are a hoarder.
Note the date, time, and even day of the week....
In this case, and so many others on these forums, your OCD is to our benefit.
Nice man. Do you sell entire harnesses?I get asked all the time how I came about my FJ40 electrical knowledge. It all started when I could not figure out my 2/71 FJ40 electrical issues despite the fact I have a degree in electronics. I thought, "How can a simple 12V DC circuit cause me so much grief?" Long story short: GROUNDS!!! In order to help me figure this out I documented my 2/71 harness...
I'm a visual person. I have to SEE, in schematic format, how a circuit works before I understand it. That is why I have traced out every wire in every circuit for most of the 63 to 78 FJ40's. (Still have not done a 1973 or a 1975 as those harnesses seem to be pretty rare and one has not crossed my work bench yet.)
It takes me about 40-60 total hours to fully tear a harness apart and document it. If I decide to build that year harness new for sale, I create a jig board, (4x8 sheet of plywood that the harness circuit is drawn on it full scale so that a new one can be built. ) Add another 10-15 hours for that. Then 4-8 hours to create a build sheet from my drawings for that jig board and verify that it is correct.
I'm not an expert at anything, but electrical is what I am most comfortable with. I, like most here, still turn to folks like FJ40Jim, Orange45, Pin Head, Poser, and the many others here with far more mechanical knowledge than I for help.
Hoarder? Thankfully not of FJ40 parts, but of FJ40 electrical knowledge? Why... YES I AM!
FYI: Some of my drawings even include the current weather outside!
and that as they say is that!