I have an 8BA in a 29 coupe and I am starting it for the first time just to check things out and get me motivated for the rest of the build. I had taken the starter off to fit the motor in a cradle at one point to make it easy to move. I have reinstalled the starter with the gear behind the flywheel and tightened up the mounts to the bell housing. I initially hooked up my 6 volt battery and tried and got a little turn - rotor moved a fraction of an inch. I charged the battery over night and I get a bit more movement, but it is not turning the motor over (which I can do by hand). I have read here and on the ford barn and have a few of questions: 1) why is the motor not turning 2) can I use a 12 volt battery - I think I can but checking 3) is direct wiring appropriate - positive to the body and a switch from post on starter to neg. battery terminal?? Thanks in advance!!