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83 280z smoked a fusible link dont know why or how to fix ?

The car was running great I shut it off and it made a goofy noise like a horn blowing when I restarted it I drove it about 10 miles shut it off and when I started it again I smoked a fusible link by the starter..I replaced the fuse but now I have nothing on the key and if I jump the starter it turns over fine but does not fire up?? thanks for any ideas

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The main fuseable link comes off at the battery and is abig hefty thing if you are blowing that there is a major problem somewhere ,if you go to the fuse box you probably find the engine fuse is blown and that is why it wont start ,BUT be VERY careful bypassing fuses ,they are there to protect from major damage

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Get a new fusible wire and solder it in place of the old one.
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