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465 starter safety mechanism

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by arq, Jun 24, 2002.

  1. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    after my conversion(auto-manual) i figured i'd need some kinda safety mechanism to keep the blaze from rolling when hitting the starter. so i riged up a relay to the brake switch. it basicly will let me engage the starter when i press the brake pedal(brake lights on). I could of done the clutch thingy but i had the realy laying around. any thoughts, comments, requests welcome.

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  2. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> I personally didn't want any kind of starter safety device on mine. I've used the starter more than once to move the truck into a safer spot on a trail before actually starting it. I need to hurry up and grow that third foot so I won't need to do that again... </font color>
     
  3. arq

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    you mean you don't have a third foot? hehehe...

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  4. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> Well, what I have doesn't *quite* reach the pedals. /forums/images/icons/smirk.gif </font color>
     
  5. 70~K5

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    with a stick you want to be able to start the truck in gear with the clutch engaged. At least that's how I was taught to drive in big rocks. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    I agree, skip it. It's more wires for no real beenfit.
    And yeah, I've used the starter too and it works. That little electric motor has big torque.
    -- Mike
     
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    what do you guys mean by using the starter to move the truck? why would you?
     
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    If something happens to the engine the truck can be moved out of the way using the starter to turn the transmission with it in gear for a short distance.Works better than pushing it out of the way.
     
  9. arq

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    i also incorportated a bypass, basicly a switch that would jump the starter wire. the safety switch is for peace of mind.

    i once used my starter(on my camaro) to get me to the gas station a block away. i was on a hot date back in my college years. stoped at a light at an incline. thought i was gonna make it and engine stalled. my date just looked at me and said, i aint pushing. i just looked back and smiled and said, don't worry. i got it taken care of. that was so cool. she fell in love with my car from that day on, sad part is that she didn't love me /forums/images/icons/confused.gif

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    impex the way I was taught to drive in rocks with a stick. When you have to stop turn off the motor in gear. When you start again leave the truck in gear, clutch out, and crank the motor. The truck will move forward and the motor starts. Keeps you from burning the clutch up. And is easier on the truck. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    thanks, i knew there was a reason behind it. something to remember.
     
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    Of course, I did almost break a guys legs at a gas station one time. Drove my Chevelle to work (automatic trans), hopped in the F-250 and stopped at a gas station. When I went to leave the gas station, the truck was in first (granny) and I just turned the key. There was a about 3 feet until I hit the guy in front of me who was putting gas in a car with the filler behind the license plate. I stopped just in time, but that was about 20 years ago and I can still see the look on that guy's face.
     

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