Originally Posted by Wasser
Yup and GM had the resistor in the starter solenoid. Terminal "R" to be exact.
Actually, the solenoid just shot the full 12 volts to the coil when it engaged the starter. The resistor was elsewhere. Ford did the same thing with the starter relay on the fender panel because they used a Bendix Folo-Thru starter drive that didn't need a solenoid to engage.