It is not "known power" as it were. I am just verifying circuits. My latest idea was to take this particular lead out of the harness that I have on the bench and just replace that. That would mean getting the one female connector out of the six pin connector, easier said than done. I guess I could use a "vampire connector" (scotch lock ?) to tap into the lead that shows complete circuit on the engine side of the harness, but damn that is the lazy way around it and I may pay for it later. I am starting to think I should wring out all of the circuits on the bench harness and just replace the whole damn thing.
Another possibility would be to start cutting the starter lead out of the engine harness, cut it every six inches or so and hope to find a complete circuit before I get to the connector. There almost has to be a break in the wire between the starter and the connector at the firewall. I mean, it ran before I started molesting it for parts.
Third possibility.......say fuck it and move the wagon into the work spot and blow this one off for oh, I don't know, another year.
For now, a couple drinks, relax a bit....tomorrow is another day to be jacking with this