Re: Starter help (67 country sedan)
as I seem to recall, Fords with the old fenderwell solenoid usually have a small brown wire thats for resistor bypass to give hotter spark while cranking, then another color small wire thats for the solenoid coil. if you touch a wire from the big battery terminal to the 'other color' little terminal it will engage- careful as if its in gear/whatever it will still crank! if you momentarily touch the wrong small terminal I dont think it would hurt much- except might backfeed accessories thru the ignition or something...no guarantees though.
Another caution is when touching anything to the big wire- if you accidentally ground that wire/tool/whatever, it will melt, possibly blow up the battery, spewing acid...
Confidence: that feeling you have just before you realize the mess you've gotten yourself into...