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Username Post: Neutral Safety Switch location?        (Topic#313566)
55heavychevy 
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55heavychevy
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07-14-14 07:24 PM - Post#2469172    
    In response to acardon

I tried that and yes the engine cranked slowly almost nothing - like a dead battery. I put the charger on it and will try again in the morning. The battery is a Delco about 4 years old but not used for 1 1/2years. I charged it last week and it did start. Maybe its not holding a charge. I tried my back up battery but it too has sat and needs a charge. I was assuming that since the lights ect work and the battery charger charging light showed complete that my bat was good enough for a crank. I'll try in the morning hoping that the battery is crap and a charge will be enough to get ignition from the key switch. Then I can move on. btw I did not see any stress/cuts or any openings on the blk and purp wires going from the ignit switch to the starter. They are still originally wrapped but look good. Still not sure why I don't have a NSS.

1955 Red/White Delray Club Coupe

http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL269/11357194/2034...



Edited by 55heavychevy on 07-14-14 07:32 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 

55heavychevy 
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55heavychevy
Loc: Los Angeles
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07-15-14 06:57 AM - Post#2469233    
    In response to acardon

No diff this morning after charging the battery. Still a slow starter crank when I cross the starter terminals. But it does crank for a moment. Again it seems like a weak battery. Still no crank or anything when I touch the red and purple wires behind the ign switch. I would think if the battery is junk then I would still get something from the key switch.

Back to the drawing board..........

1955 Red/White Delray Club Coupe

http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL269/11357194/2034...



 
acardon 
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acardon
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07-15-14 07:45 AM - Post#2469246    
    In response to 55heavychevy

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Still a slow starter crank when I cross the starter terminals.



Did you clean the battery cables when you swapped batteries?
If you turn the headlights on and then crank it, do the lights go out? Does the horn sound normal or weak? All signs of a bad connection or bad battery.

Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


 
55heavychevy 
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55heavychevy
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07-15-14 08:34 AM - Post#2469255    
    In response to acardon

All the cables are clean/newer. When I get home from work, I'll check ground again.I did, at one point, jumper my bat ground to other part of engine/compartment with no diff. I'll jump it with my other car just to double check that its not my battery. I hope it is my battery. I want to get the car on the road....I have a show coming up in early Sept that I want to participate in. I'll keep circling until I figure out what I missed or misdiagnose.

So with a good battery, the starter should turn as fast as normal when I override with a screwdriver?



1955 Red/White Delray Club Coupe

http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL269/11357194/2034...



 
55heavychevy 
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55heavychevy
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07-15-14 06:37 PM - Post#2469409    
    In response to acardon

I jumped to my other standing car, no diff. I put in an old battery charged today, no diff. I took out the battery from my other classic and installed. And WALA! the screw driver bypass at the starter turned over the starter like a champ. Then I tried red wire to purple wire at ing switch and that worked too. All that is left is to put the key switch back in and test. The battery was dead even tough it had only a few hours on it over 4 years. That was the problem. The tester called it good. It even worked initially. But after that , the bat could accept a max min charge tricking the charger into making me thinking all was good.. Enough to turn the lights on and create spark. But not enough to engage the solenoid. I learned the long way. I concluded that my NSS is not where it supposed to be and is bypassed. In have yet to find the NSS. Isn't true that without a NSS you CAN start the car in D or R ?

I will revist the NSS later. I just want to get the car on the road. Thank you..

THanks to the forum!!

1955 Red/White Delray Club Coupe

http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL269/11357194/2034...



 
raycow 
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07-17-14 06:30 PM - Post#2469921    
    In response to 55heavychevy

Glad to hear the good news. IF you really don't have a NSS (or if it is bypassed) the engine should crank in any gear position. You can drive it like that until you get a proper NSS installed, but be sure to check the shift lever position each time before you crank it.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
Ray R. 
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Reg: 02-24-06
11-26-17 03:39 PM - Post#2715822    
    In response to Bruces 57

Using a hose clamp instead of the screws is a great idea because it provides a much greater adjustment range and you don't have to deal with the hidden screws behind the switch.



 

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