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1948 Chevy Truck electrical issue!

 
mtnsmith48. mtnsmith48.
New User | Posts: 4 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 04/24/13
05:05 PM

Just put a 1958 235 in my 1948 truck to replace the 216 that was locked up. Changing it over to 12 volt with a non foot operated starter and having a problem with the wiring. When I start the motor with the key the starter keeps engaged even after motor starts. How do I get around this problem? Do I need to put in a push button starter, if so how do I wire this? Confused  Confused  Confused  

waynep712222 waynep712222
User | Posts: 209 | Joined: 03/13
Posted: 04/25/13
07:56 AM

what kind of ignition switch are you running?????

the 48 switch does NOT have a SOL position..


this is a MID 70s chevy van ignition switch... that keeps the IGN 1 power hot during run and cranking...  

Gmkeyindash POINTS To HEI

post some more info i will try to get you a proper answer...  

waynep712222 waynep712222
User | Posts: 209 | Joined: 03/13
Posted: 04/25/13
09:04 AM

by the way... i was looking around and spotted this from chevs of the 40s..

this will give you accessory position to the left of lock..

run  and start to the right of lock.. the bracket allows you to mount directly to your existing studs...



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mtnsmith48. mtnsmith48.
New User | Posts: 4 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 04/25/13
02:50 PM

I am using the stock ignition right now, its the tear drop shaped one that you can still turn when you remove the key. If you think this other one will work I will give it a try. Thanks for the tip!  

waynep712222 waynep712222
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Posted: 04/25/13
10:51 PM

did the second image with the drilled plate show up???

i am taking that your ignition switch is mounted to studs... on arms out the side of the switch body..


looks something like this...

IGS47

i don't have one of these. . but in looking at the wiring diagram..

there is NO SOL terminal on this... so turning it to the on position.. is not going to get the starter to engage..

i am taking that you have an external solenoid on your starter..

i am planning on doing some artistic stuff tomorrow with the diagrams that i found online.


hang around..


you could just revert to a push button on the dash board.. or under the dash board out of the reach of passengers who might say.. what's this for..??? as they push the button..

there are just so many ways go go..

a long time friend had a 47 or 48.. wanted me to rewire it from 6 to 12 volts...  i looked at the cracked cotton covered rubber insulated wires and balked..  said.. lets put a proper harness in it..  then he  balked..   he decided to do it him self.. just dropped a 12 volt battery right in.. set fire to the harness. . then ask what kind of electrical tape to use..  

mtnsmith48. mtnsmith48.
New User | Posts: 4 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 04/26/13
04:10 PM

Ya, external solenoid on the starter and I am going out now to pull the ignition switch out to get a better look.  

mtnsmith48. mtnsmith48.
New User | Posts: 4 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 04/28/13
09:03 AM

You were right Wayne, no Sol position on ignition. Got new one at local auto parts store and it fixed the problem. Thanks.  

waynep712222 waynep712222
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Posted: 04/28/13
04:11 PM

glad to have helped...