So in my quest to be meticulous with wiring in a vehicle, I found one that has me stumped to this point. I think the only reason I am stumped is as most was all ready disconnected. From looking at the burnt, melted, twisted together, and taped together wiring in the engine compartment, it is a total mess and I do not see how the engine ran when it did run. When I pulled the wiring off of the starter, I found only one that actually ran anywhere. The other 3 were cut about 2 inches from where it bolted to the alternator. The temp sensor wiring was well nothing but bare 18ga wire that had been twisted together and not covered in any way. The I begin to search for how the starter and distributor got its power, well now this is where I am a little stumped. I have pulled the wiring diagrams for an 83 off the net and well they are of no help to me. So, if anyone has a simple diagram of running basically the engine, please post it up for me. I am about to dig into the Haynes and Chiltons to see what I can find.