Been trying to find a wire diagram, Time to dig out a book.
From the pictures, looks like maybe some of the wiring has been changed.
For now, start tracing the other red wire from the battery (not to the starter).
Check the ground wire (both ends) from the battery.
Set your voltmeter to "20 volts DC" (turn it on). Black lead to the battery ground, the red lead on your red wire, wherever it takes you.
It may lead to the ign switch, check for 12 volts there.
Maybe a wire or connector broke off of a terminal.
Nice looking engine!
Still use the points system?
Send picture of the Jeep, we like to see them too.
I am still digging, keep us posted, too bad you are probably more than twenty miles from me.
Sunday, June 10th, 2018 AT 6:28 PM