Nova wont start

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Hey fellow motorheads, I have a 73 nova which hasnt been driven in 10-11 years, i have installed a new 406 small block and am not succeeding in getting the engine to turnover.
I have done frame off restros, and consider my abilities to be at least average. Here is the story, the car has no radiator support on it at this time and the wiring harness for the front section is on the car. The car has a relay located near the power brake booster, while checking the starter wires for current, with my son holding the key in start position, one of the wires going to this relay or junction box popped and smoked. Could this relay be stuck or could it be the ground wires in the radiator support that are not grounded? The starter main wire has fire and the car has a new battery with 875cca, the lights burn and the alt, idiot light burns when the switch is turned. The soelnoid wire also comes from this relay. Any insight? Thanks, in advance.

posted by  dk55belair

Hi, You can check for wiring diagrams at , they have them that covers your car. I will check some of my older books and see what I have and get back to you. Slim

posted by  Slimone

thanks slimone, does anyone know what this relay is? its located on the firewall near the pb booster, and has a post on the front with the wires and two push into the bottom.

posted by  dk55belair

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