14 ga should be enough. I used the wire that was inteneded to power the coil for
the starter and moved the switched end from the "ign" term to the "start"
terminal. I ran a new wire to my coil. I used 10 ga, because I now run an HEI
Jack Halton wrote:
> 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" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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