I have read other posts and get it all except getting the power to start the motor. I have an 1989 454 and would love an idiot proof sequence of starting it out of the boat. I know how to get water and gas to it. I have what I guess is a 10 point harness at the motor. The distributor may have been upgraded because stock it is a Thuderbolt ignition, but the distributor cap is large with what looks like a coil build into the plastic top housing (no canister type coil), with a purple wire going to battery symbol and grey going to tack.
Please give any advice possible. I do have a remote starter if that will help. I heard it is not advisable to put a hot wire in the harness. I will use a battery or jump pack. Thanks again.