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Re: [oletrucks] GMC starter upgrade

To: "Gordon Groves" <ggroves100@earthlink.net>, <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] GMC starter upgrade
From: "Jack Halton" <safesix@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 10:59:04 -0400
Thanks Gordon!

    My solenoid has terminals marked "S" and "R" in addition to the heavy
lug for the battery cable. Wiring diagram does not identify these - which is
which? I presume "S" is for Start?

    What gauge wire would you recommend for the Intermittent On switch?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gordon Groves" <ggroves100@earthlink.net>
To: <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2000 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] GMC starter upgrade

> I did just this not long ago , my foot start starter crapped out and I
> needed to get back on the road fast (daily driver) My 235 is from a '56
> and has the fine tooth ring gear so I couldn't just drop in another foot
> starter but my friend had a working solenoid unit so I added a heavy
> duty "Intermittent on " switch.
> Basically I just ran a wire of the proper gauge from the lug on the
> ignition switch that gets hot when you turn the key to the intermittent
> on switch and from the other side of the intermittent on switch to the
> solenoid.
> On the solenoid itself there are three lugs one being a larger one for
> the battery cable and two smaller ones , one for the wire from the
> intermittent on switch and the other one can be used to supply a
> temporary 12v to the coil for easier starting , I left this off mine
> because I didn't know about until I learned it right here on ole trucks
> ! or was it the old IHC board ? My truck starts fine and its still off
> so I guess its an option.I later added a later style ignition switch
> from of all places Ace hardware! $23.00 bucks and super heavy duty and
> fits like the original . My original one started to go bad and the truck
> would turn itself of when it hit a bump , once again I needed to fix
> this fast hence the trip to ace , but Im happy with how it turned out
> all in all.
> Hope this was straight forward enough and opinion free ! (sarcasm)
> P.S. there mite be an issue with the ring gear teeth to consider when
> switching starters , I had to cobble together a foot starter and a later
> bendix from a solenoid unit because I have the later fine tooth ring
> gear on my flywheel you mite have the reverse problem going the other
> way or there mite be a solenoid starter with the right bendix for your
> ring gear , that I DON'T know  Good luck
> Gordon Groves
> '51 Chevy 1/2 ton
> '54 IHC Travelall
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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