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Old 05-06-2004, 12:23 AM
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Wiring question

first off, i have a 1968 Camaro

Ok here's the problem... the old wiring harness in my car is in decent shape, minus the ignition wire coming from the firewall to the starter.

My question is, instead of replacing the ENTIRE wiring harness would it be fine to splice a line directly from the ignition switch itself to the starter? (with a fuseable link for safety) I have already found a hot line that will start the motor over, but it is a constantly hot wire in the "on" position and obviously the starter requires a wire that is only hot in the "start" position.

I have found the wire from the ignition switch to the firewall, but i believe that the guy who painted my car ripped it out the one from the firewall to the starter on accident.

Any help is great. Thanks.


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Old 05-06-2004, 02:25 AM
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Why not just put a new 10-gauge wire, with a 14-gauge fusible link, from the firewall (or further back from it's origin) to the starter?

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Old 05-06-2004, 02:45 AM
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Starter wire

Maby all you need is a simple push button switch?
Get 'em cheap at any parts house. Since they are "Momentary Switches" no fuseing is necessary or even desired. Once you stop pressing they go "Open" and no current flows (The circuit is dead).

I am not sure I understand you. If you have tbe starter wire coming from the ign. switch then that wire becomes hot to the starter solenoid only when you turn the key all the way (the key springs back when released). This is the same as the momentary switch I mentioned. If that wire goes hot when the key is cranked then simply run a new wire from it to the starter solenoid. That wire is already fused thru the ign. sw. to the fuse block.
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