In Reply to: Trouble starting my 8n and not sure if shorted or fried? posted by Scott on September 24, 2019 at 15:10:20:
I would buy a wiring harness and replace all the wiring. everything will be the correct size.
The starter push button provides a ground when you push it, if you have the correct three wire solenoid it energizes the solenoid.
depending which 8n you have, you could run a wire directly to the side of the distbritor or the top of the coil from the battery, then jump start from your truck with shifter in neutral so you don't run over yourself. If you can get it running, you could get it out of the field and some where you can work on it.
keep it safe!