Thanks for the reply...I am pretty inexperienced working with the wiring under the hood. Can you explain what you mean when you say to "check for continuity to ground." Exactly what does that mean and how do I check it? Do I need a special tool to do so? To recap the cause of the whole mess was a fuel leak that caused the engine to ignite in the area behind the carb and on down behind the block (passenger side). I did a quick check of the damage visually and replaced a few singed choke wires, but I thought the engine harness looked okay. Now that I took a closer look, I see that at one section looks somewhat melted. Couldn't really tell before because the guy who built her covered everything with lots of black tape. The melted spot is about level with the exhaust manifold and seems to be where the single wire from the solenoid (fusible link?) branches out into multiple wires (junction block?). Originally assumed I needed to replace the whole engine harness, but it was suggested I may only need to replace the fusible link. Thanks for your advice!