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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-27-05, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Starter help (67 country sedan)

Hello all,
I recently acquired a 1967 Country Sedan station wagon and am trying to get it running. It had been sitting for many years.I installed a battery,turned the key and all I heard was a "twang" sound like the sound a spring would make. I turned the motor (390 2bbl) over by hand to make sure it wasnt stuck and it turned over nicely. I tried the lights,turnsignals and horn and they all work. Ive heard of "jumping the solenoid " or bypassing the starter and the solenoid. Just how is this accomplished. This is my first Ford and I have lots to learn. Thanks in advance

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Re: Starter help (67 country sedan)

as I seem to recall, Fords with the old fenderwell solenoid usually have a small brown wire thats for resistor bypass to give hotter spark while cranking, then another color small wire thats for the solenoid coil. if you touch a wire from the big battery terminal to the 'other color' little terminal it will engage- careful as if its in gear/whatever it will still crank! if you momentarily touch the wrong small terminal I dont think it would hurt much- except might backfeed accessories thru the ignition or guarantees though.
Another caution is when touching anything to the big wire- if you accidentally ground that wire/tool/whatever, it will melt, possibly blow up the battery, spewing acid...

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