They got hot when the car started to turn over. I checked the wiring diagrams and all have said the negative battery goes to a ground on the starter and firewall, and the positive goes to the starter. I replaced the starter because it was spinning but not engaging, the ignition switch had not been delivering power to the starter before being replaced. My dad was the prior owner and he said something about someone needing to reverse polarity on the coil be abuse they switched to a 240...? I'm not sure what he meant by that or why that would be neccessary but all I believe I have done since having it run was replace the su carbs with weber 32/36. I may have switched wires if they were purposefully reversed, but I have been following my manuals step by step. Hope this is better information and thanks for the help!