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Old 03-31-2010, 08:38 AM
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wiring Ford to start engine

Looking for a very basic, diagram to start up engine. It is an in-dash ignition switch, (56 ford panel truck). It is a 460 with duraspark type distributor, (Proform), with an Accel 300 ignition module. It has the round canister style MSD coil. It will use the ford remote solonoid and stock ford starter. I do not have a neutral safety switch on car yet. I'm looking for something like, battery to solonoid, solonoid to ignition, solonoid to alternator, ignition switch to coil, ignition module, etc. I'm just looking for a safe wiring to start/stop engine to break it in, while also including stock 65 amp ford alternator. Ireland'schild sent me a book diagram a while back, but I'm really looking for a simpler diagram specific to my goal. ANY help, even hand drawn or written directions will help immensely.

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Old 03-31-2010, 10:55 AM
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Hi James,
Looking at the diagram you can see where the pos + battery & alternator wires go, & the battery cable on the other side of solenoid to the starter, now where the RED-BLU wire attaches to the solenoid, you'll want to wire in a momentary switch(push button) from that lug to the pos (hot) side of the solenoid, (that will engage the starter when pushed) Now the other lug on the solenoid where the BRN wire goes, you'll want to wire in a toggle switch from that lug to the pos + (hot) side of the solenoid, (this will be your on/off switch) You will also need to run a wire from that lug (where the BRN wire attaches) to the pos + side of the coil. I would also put a mechanical oil pressure gage in the hole where the oil pressure switch goes.
I hope this helps you, Good luck,

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