View Full Version : Electrical: Starter Solenoid/electrical question

07-03-2012, 05:36 PM
Hi everyone, happy 4th.

Is the started solenoid on the 60' lark same as a ford unit? I would like to have a spare. Also, cleaning up some old wiring under the hood, the bracket that bolts to the back of the 259 that is the throttle linkage, on the top is some kind of relay (for the OD) that has 4 wires going to it, two red and two black I believe.. one of the red wires has an inline fuse that someone along the way has added. I have never had an issue with this component but the wires are old and tired.. is this correct to have a fuse here?


07-03-2012, 05:45 PM
If it's on the throttle linkage, it's most likely the kick down switch for the overdrive. Never saw a fuse there, but PO's like to do the most unusual things.

Warren Webb
07-03-2012, 06:31 PM
I ask for a starter solenoid for a 65 Mustang so I dont have to hear "Who makes Studebaker?"

07-03-2012, 06:39 PM
I agree, looking at the wiring diagram from the factory, I don't remember seeing a fuse at that location.
Thanks for the info.

07-03-2012, 06:40 PM
Thanks Warren, it sure looks the same to me.