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quick release ignition wire on starter

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 13lazer, May 6, 2006.

  1. 13lazer

    13lazer 1/2 ton status

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    i was tuning my 383ci and adjusting my starter shims and i noticed that the ignition wire terminal on the starter solenoid has the same exact thread as the ac delco spark plug at the top where the plug wire snaps onto it. i threaded the nubb from the spark plug onto my solenoid ignition terminal and crimped a connector from an old plug wire to my ignition wire. i eliminated the annoying eyelet connector and that 5/16" nut and insulated my ignition wire with an old plug wire boot. now my ignition wire snaps on to my starter like a plug wire snaps on to a spark plug. this has eliminated all of my burned up wire, bad connection issues i ever had on my starter. i thought i'd pass this tip along. i like the way the wire is insulated from the exhaust and that it snaps on the solenoid very securely. i can post some pics to clarify my point if anyone is interested?
     
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    sounds like a cool little fix. Yeah I'd like to see the pictures
     
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    I would like to see some pics, sounds like a good idea.
     
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    thats neat and all, as long as it stays tight enough on the threaded stud :D
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Props on the creativity... :D

    Honestly, I think it's better to use a quality, shrinkable ringlet and an insulator myself... Just spray down the whole connection with Corrosion Inhibitor or terminal spray once the ringlet is tightened, then slide the insulator over it..

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    But you certainly get an A+ for ingenuity on that one... Keep up the progressive work!
     
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    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Very clever!!! :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
     
  7. 13lazer

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    here are some pics i just took with the boot installed. its a tight squeeze so i couldn't get a better angle. it's as secure a connection as my plug wires and they never rattle loose.

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    Copy of DCP01067.JPG
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Nice...
     

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