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Re: pics of mounted starter relay
Posted by: 7004doorL ()
Date: November 08, 2018 09:45PM

I think I have a: It takes very little resistance between the key and solenoid (purple wire) to reduce the voltage and cause the solenoid to become reluctant to engage. An oxidized and dirty contact in the bulkhead connector will cause a lot of grief.

Wondering if When using the Ford type Sol. do both Sol's. engage?

I just have bad contacts on Ign. Switch. Harness plug now too?

Mike
1960 4 Door
80HP PG

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Re: pics of mounted starter relay
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 08, 2018 09:59PM

Any contact in the stream can cause excessive resitance

YES BOTH Work at the same time.





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Re: pics of mounted starter relay
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: November 09, 2018 07:12AM

7004doorL Wrote:
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> I think I have a: It takes very little resistance
> between the key and solenoid (purple wire) to
> reduce the voltage and cause the solenoid to
> become reluctant to engage. An oxidized and dirty
> contact in the bulkhead connector will cause a lot
> of grief.
>
> Wondering if When using the Ford type Sol. do both
> Sol's. engage?
>
> I just have bad contacts on Ign. Switch. Harness
> plug now too?

You are mixing wording, the FORD item were talking about is a relay, the solenoid is on the starter. And of course any corroded connection will cause problems

>
> Mike
> 1960 4 Door
> 80HP PG

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Re: pics of mounted starter relay
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: November 09, 2018 07:20AM

Rowin, this "fix" is JUST to get full voltage to the Corvair starter solenoid. It is NOT to bypass the GM solenoid.

Do not change ANY wiring on the starter. All the new relay is doing (no matter which version is selected) is supplying a good +12 volts to the S terminal of the GM solenoid when you turn the ignition key to start. Nothing else in the circuit needs to change.

Or one could accomplish the same thing by cleaning all the connections between the battery, through the ignition switch and back to the S terminal of the starter solenoid, making sure the wiring is not damaged and the ignition switch has very close to 0 ohms internal resistance.

This "fix" is not a new idea, I have seen it on 6 volt cars, done years ago!grinning smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: pics of mounted starter relay
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: November 09, 2018 07:44AM

Frank, I understand that the solenoid on the starter can not be bypassed. And as you stated , basically , if the wire and connections were good the Ford type relay would not be needed.

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Re: pics of mounted starter relay
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 09, 2018 08:20AM

Frank is correct of course. I've seen this "fix" on lots of vehicles over the years. I've never seen any reason to do it. I just fix whatever is wrong with the vehicle I'm working on and all is good.

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