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TR-? Ignition cutout switch

TR, a while back you suggusted I put an ignition cutout switch on my 454 Chevy for hot starts, sounded like a good idea, I just got around to doing it today. Here is my question, what is the best place to make the cut and which wire to cut, the coil is mounted to the top of the distributor and I have looked and I can't tell which wire to cut into? I have cut two different wires already, but not the right one, so I decided to beg for help. Thanks!


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Re: TR-? Ignition cutout switch

The power wire
Heavy Red wire that doesn't come from the distributor, usually comes from the firewall.
Single connector, usually a white connector.

See the attached....
I know it's not too good of a graphic, but I was working real fast.
Red wire is the power to the whole ignition, and that should do it.

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Re: TR-? Ignition cutout switch

Thanks TR, You come through again for me, I recognized the wire I need to cut from your diagram. Thanks!

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Re: TR-? Ignition cutout switch

I'm not sure I'd cut anything if I could 'Jury Rig' it to see if that cleared up the problem....

Just a suggestion....

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TR...you just made my day with your notes on begging. So true it hurts. Love it. Thanks!

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Re: TR-? Ignition cutout switch

Hey TR, I put the ignition cutout switch on the 454 this afternoon and on the first tests it seems to crank much better. I have never had it turn over that fast. I let it turn over for a second or two and then cut the ignition in and she fires right off, real nice. Thanks again TR!

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Re: TR-? Ignition cutout switch

That's an old low buck racers trick....
When you are poor, and still want to get the thing started when you don't have $500 for a custom starter, this works great.

I usually connect the power wire to a normally closed relay, and use a normally open momentary pushbutton on the dash to kick the relay.

Push the button, crank the engine, and let off the button.
If the switch or relay fail, the ignition still works, you just can't interrupt the ignition...
The best of both worlds!

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Re: TR-? Ignition cutout switch

Hi TR, I cut the red wire to the coil, solder and heat shrinked in a # 12 wires to a 15AMP toggle switch. I put the switch on the left side of the dash low, when I turn the key with my right hand to crank it over, my left hand is free to operate the toggle switch for the ignition. Not a elegant as the push button and relay. I do like the thought of useing and old push button starter botton again, I had a 52 Chevy with one, also a 37 Ford with one. Next Thursday we hope to take the motorhome and tow the YJ to Kings Mnt.NC and then over to the Great Somkey Mnt.National Park, I fond some primitive roads that are open, the last time we were there and we will ride some of them in the JEEP, the road are not challanging, but they are beautiful. Thanks for the help with the starting, this will be a good test of it.

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Re: TR-? Ignition cutout switch

Throw a jumper wire in the glove box so when the switch carbons up and doesn't make contact, you can just jump the wires and get on with life.
Everything else sounds good!
Glad to hear it worked, and you didn't have to buy a custom starter.

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