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Rookieracer76
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Total posts: 182
posted February 15, 2003 09:37 PM
Does anyone have some wiring diagrams ? or know of a web site that does ? Thanks!

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racer17j
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posted February 15, 2003 11:05 PM UIN: 54865418
if you go to the archives in the engine forum there is a post of how to wire up a ford siliniod if thats what your looking for

Rookieracer76
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 182
posted February 16, 2003 06:39 AM
Racer17j, i was looking for ignition wiring for a chevy. But would ford and chevy basically be the same?

loojack
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Total posts: 133
posted February 16, 2003 07:15 AM
Try www.derbypro.com/tut3.html I looked and looked and finally found this, do a search on demo derby cars, they do alot of the same things we do! Hope this helps ..loojack

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Rookieracer76
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posted February 16, 2003 08:26 AM
Thanks loojack, thats what i was looking for.

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racer17j
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posted February 16, 2003 10:10 AM UIN: 54865418

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your not going to want to do it like that it'such simpler to do it with a ford silinoid it keeps that big live wire from under the hood and posibly starting a fire. rookie that is for a chevy we just use the ford siliniod because they make them and chevy doesn't. with that ford sil all the live wires are in the car with you and have less of a chance of getting cut and shorting out in a crash or rubbing on metal and wearing thru over time you also can "jump" a ford sil with a screwdriver without getting under the car also might sound crazy but i've seen it happen if the starter would break or fall off your dead in the water becuase your main power wire would be cut off here i modified that opne to show how to do it

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bryanb30
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 98
posted April 20, 2003 12:19 AM
hey racer17j? in your diagram, what is that thing right under the engine? there are wires attached to it.. i need to wire mine up that way..man this is probably a stupid question!!

martnracn_91
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 80
posted April 20, 2003 01:22 AM
That "thing" that is under the engine would be your gauges. You need power to your gauges for light if so equiped. If your gauges are like mine and mounted to metal you should'nt need the ground wire for them.The diagram that racer17j made is exactly how mine is and I have never had a problem so far.

BK19
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 285
posted April 20, 2003 11:16 AM UIN: 40696038
i wire mine like that diagram except that i run the power from the silinoid to the toggle switch instead of the push button so you turn the toggle on to power the push button instead of having live power to the pushbuttton all the time

66jj
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted April 20, 2003 11:34 AM
bk19 the way the diagram is you can turn the motor over then power the ignition to fire it..

its a good idea for high comp. motors.

i do it the same ecxept i run a second button to the firewall to adjust the valves with, or to restart it etc while tuning under the hood.

i also run a batt cut off switch to kill all elect to the car.

AND A ALTERNATOR. LOL.

jeff

BK19
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posted April 20, 2003 02:51 PM UIN: 40696038
oh ok well i dont have the high comp motors but i see where that would work thanks for explaining that

66jj
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Total posts: 352
posted April 20, 2003 03:02 PM
it helps if your motor is hot etc also.

no sweat BK19.

jeff

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