Jeep is just a bit under the weather right now.
Just a refresher
One side of the solenoid is the Positive battery cable and any thing else requiring 12 Volts
The other side is the starter cable ONLY! NOTHING ELSE!
It really does not matter which side is which, Originally Positive stuff is on the right side facing "S" and "I" terminals w/ the "s" and "I" nearer the bottom (the one you show only has the "s" terminal and is upside down) The starter cable goes on the left side.
ON MINE- I have them just opposite, this allows me to touch POSITIVE and "S" at the same time using a screwdriver (Bumping/ starting if the key is "ON") If I am testing stuff/ etc.
You have the Prestolite Ignition system, I had so many problems with mine (mine's a 1977) that I finally upgraded to Motorcraft, which was the standard from 1979-1986. I little wiring, a $25 or so module, and a $50 re-manufactured distributor/ cap and plug wires/ coil and a ballast resistor. Not one problem since!
The problems I had (some several times) The teeny tiny distributor's Solid copper wires would break/ the mechanical advance inside it, the plastic would bind and it couldn't advance/ the mechanical advance spring would break/ The module was sure to die within a few months (I started keeping a spare in my Jeep)
End result- Dead in the water till I figgered it all out!
The solenoid also needs to be screwed down well for a good ground to the fender.
Below is a few pics of my solenoids (both my '77 and '46) and a wire diagram of the Motorcraft system
Images (Click to enlarge)
Sunday, June 11th, 2017 AT 8:38 PM