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Rut

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Well, we’ve made some progress on my buddy’s Bugeye, but the replacement pull starter switch sticks with a passion. Everything works as it should, but it feels like it’s welding itself together when you pull it. I either pull the battery cable or knock the starter switch back down to get it to stop...what gives?
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Crap Asian quality?????:rolleyes2: Maybe use it to actuate a relay oooorrrr maybe there is too much of a load from a starter with problems.

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Crap Asian quality?????:rolleyes2: Maybe use it to actuate a relay oooorrrr maybe there is too much of a load from a starter with problems.

Kurt
Crap Asian quality is my vote. Good GR starter that actually fits!
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Go for a relay.
 

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It is a stock starter or a GR unit. GR unit has a built in Solenoid/relay so there should not be a load on the pull switch.
If stock Lucas then the pull switch is at full motor draw. Could be a problem with the starter causing the overcurrent.
I run an old Ford solenoid with a stock starter.
 
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Joe,
The pull starter is a repro and the GR starter has the solenoid wire jumped to the + terminal on the starter. IIRC it’s set up the same way the original was.
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Rut
You lost me, senior moment here.
IIRC ??

 

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Thanks, as I said senior momment
 

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Simple solution then, Rut. GR starter just needs a dedicated big cable to the starter solenoid and the switch only needs to run the solenoid!

Kurt
 
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Simple solution then, Rut. GR starter just needs a dedicated big cable to the starter solenoid and the switch only needs to run the solenoid!

Kurt
Thanks, it finally dawned on me and I’ll correct both cars!
Thanks, Rut
 
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