LOOK OUT...A few honest to gawd tech questions...
The vehicle in question:
1978 Chev. Scottsdale C10
350 w/2bbl TH350 HEI Ignition
The ignition switch is kapooie, from the Run position it should push forward to Start, then roll back to the Run position. It doesn't, it kinda grinds forward from the Run, but not all the way (to Start) and there is no more springing back action that there used to be. Problem is I had to tow this thing outta the field and into a stackyard, one of our hands was out rolling bales with it and he said it just quit on him, yeah bull**** he broke something.[img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
Anyway I need to know on the ignition harness at the bottom of the steering column which wires to cross to start it and get it to the shop? Only wires in the bundle will be turn signals, hazard lights, ignition, and horn, there's no cruise control harness or anything else.I picked up the two ignition assemblies it could be at NAPA, and have all the parts, just need some electrical help. I tried crawling under it with the key in the run position and using a screwdriver on the starter to start it. No such luck, the starter spins but it won't come out and engage the flywheel. What gives? Do I need to connect more than one pole on the solenoid to a hot source?
Any advice on tearing into the column (when replacing ignition switch) will be appreciated as well. Clips to look out for, shims, anything that might be easily overlooked and cause me another headache. Thanks in advance.