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    Hi Everyone... Got an interesting problem that has arisen with the starting system. After hooking everything back up, When I turn the key to ignition, The starter solenoid makes a clicking sound. I bypassed the solenoid and the starter motor turns over fine. I bought a new one, same thing. I then pulled the ignition switch and made sure all the wires are on the proper terminal. They were. Then I bypassed the starting safety switch on the column. Still the same result. I switched the green with the white wire on the solenoid. When I turn the key to the on position, the starter turns over constantly, when i turn to start it deactivates the starter. I have something backwards somewhere. Suggestions anyone?

    thanks,
    Bob

  • #2
    bad ignition switch?

    does it work correctly if you pull both little wires off the solenoid and just use a jumper wire to the start terminal?

    BTW your first wiring was probably correct; with the wires reversed it *should* act as you describe. You'll get voltage on the ballast bypass wire through the resistance wire to the coil in the "run" position.

    I've seen ignition switches go flaky before, the one in my '55 started intermittently sticking in "start" and getting hot, I yanked it immediately and replaced it. Fortunately the lock plug is easy to remove so you can keep your original key.

    nate

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    • #3
      Yes, when I pulled the wires off, and jumped the solenoid, the starter works fine. The switch is a known good switch. When I switch the two small wires on the solenoid, then turning the ignition switch to the on position(rather than the start position), the starter starts cranking....

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      • #4
        see above... I was apparently editing my reply as you were replying to me

        I'd take another look at the ignition switch, and check the white/red wire for continuity.

        nate

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        • #5
          <s>Clark</s> Bob: in case you are in doubt, the white with RED trace goes on the "S" Start Terminal, the Green with I believe black, trace goes on the "I" Ignition Term.

          You should see the same Green color at the coil (+) Term. where it goes with the Pink resistance wire that goes to the "IGN" Term. on the Ignition switch.

          I wonder if there is a chance you could get the Solenoid backwards with the forward Batt. terminal going to the starter? Or maybe some Ford replacement solenoids are backwards?

          I know I am "reaching out" here, just trying to help!

          Added: Sorry Bob, I had Clark on my mind since I know he is doing final assembly on HIS '63 Lark 2dr.!

          StudeRich
          Studebakers Northwest
          Ferndale, WA
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #6
            Thanks Rich, I'm gonna head back out to the garage and have another gander just to be safe. Kinda feel like a kid behind a counter full of candy.. its right there.. but you cant quite get it. I was trying to get it running by end of today.. have a few more hours...&lt;G&gt;

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            • #7
              It was the switch.. when i flipped it, as the switch was getting back to the ign position, it started cranking.. So, nate is correct.. bad switch. Thanks guys... btw.. she started...

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