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  1. Battery relocation done properly

    Classic Tech
    Hey chaps! I'm planning on relocating the battery of my 67 coupe to the boot (Trunk?), and looking at the relocation kits out there one thing screams danger to me. All these kits seem to leave the starter relay in the stock location, doesn't this give you a dangerously long permanently live...
  2. Grinding noise when trying to start (video inside)

    Classic Tech
    Hi everyone. I drove my car to work this morning with no issues, but when I went to start the car after work I instead heard this grinding noise. In the video the grinding noise stops when I let off the ignition, but before this I had to run around, pop the hood, and hit the starter solenoid to...
  3. 1967 Fastback restore - electrical connections

    Classic Tech
    Dear all, I'm Paolo from Italy. It is a pleasure writing you and i hope for a bit of your help (sorry for my english). It is 6 and a half year I'm restoring a 67 FB 289 HP matching number. Working during night-time :) When I bought it in florida in 2009 it was simply a piece of rust... but the...
  4. 1966 Mustang Possible Starter Issue

    Classic Tech
    In the past I have had some issues with my ignition system. Mostly just the starter solenoid. Recently when I go to turn on my car the starter will get stuck. Not the solenoid, but the starter itself. It makes a very ugly clicking noise. Either it goes away after about 15 seconds or I have to...
  5. Will not crank by key, no power to the wire to active the starter solenoid

    5.0L Tech
    I just got my 460 powered fox going and take it for a spin, my jerry rigged power steering line came off and hosed my nice clean engine compartment down. A call and my buddy helping me fix it on the side of the road (hose clamp and more PS fluid) I drive it to the gas station I was originally...
  6. 1989 Ford Mustang LX Battery Problem

    5.0L Tech
    So if you guys haven't read my last post go read it to get a understandment. But the main problem was a battery I put in from a other car sparked really big at the battery cables and blew out the whole battery. Car has been sitting for 4 years and hasn't been started in 2 years. When I put the...
  7. 1966 Mustang Duraspark II Power Source

    Classic Tech
    I have a Duraspark II and Accel Superstock coil that draws power from the original red/green wire to the coil at 9 volts. My car runs well, but after seeing Mustang Steve's diagram (attached), I wonder if I should be concerned with my wiring. My resistor wire is still in place, and my brown...
  8. 66 Coupe starter solenoid problem

    Classic Tech
    I recently got my car back from paint. When I got it back it wasnt running well anymore and was difficult to get it to start. We went ahead and swapped out the points distributor for a duraspark distributor after this the car was running better then ever for about a week or two. So when I tried...
  9. 1968 mustang master solenoid, electrical and starting problems.

    Classic Tech
    I have a 1968 mustang coupe with a 302 4v with electronic ignition. All of my interior lights and windshield wipers work. My headlights, horns, tail lights, brakelights, turn signals do not work. As well as my starter motor! I know that my starter motor does work because i jump started it...
  10. starting issues

    2.3L Tech
    I've had issues with my car not starting lately, starts clicking when I try to start it, and then I lose all battery power. The battery voltage is fine (12.8) and the alternator seems to be working most of the time. The first time it happened I figured it had to do with a bad ground at the...
  11. Engine won't crank, burning smell from starter please help!!!

    5.0L Tech
    Hey guys I did some work to my car over the past few months (wire tuck, battery relocation, turbo kit) and today I go to start her up and the engine won't crank and there's a burning smell coming from the starter. I'm thinking the wires on the solenoid might me crossed or something like that. I...
  12. 1966 Mustang idle problems and stuttering help

    Classic Tech
    hey guys, i have a 66 mustang with a 351W. and i just got the car running again. before i pulled the engine the car would stutter and it died at stop lights if i wasnt on the gas. so i got it started today and drove it around,the tac would wobble and fluctuate at idlem and when i would let off...
  13. 1966 Mustang Starting Problems

    Classic Tech
    My 66 Mustang will turn over but will not STOP turning over. I think at this point I have probably cooked the starter (not sure because I'm not brave enough to try again). Could it be the solenoid? It's a 6 cyl.
  14. 1965 Mustang wires / solenoid / ignition

    Classic Tech
    hi folks i am new to the post i have a 65 mustang straight 6 .. it has been sitting for a little while now i think i have a real problem starting it up .. +first when the ignition will keep trying to turn the car over even with the key OUT .. + second a couple weeks ago i jumped started it and...
  15. 98 V6 3.8 Starter Wires

    V6 Tech
    If this has already been answered, my apologies. Just stuck and in somewhat of a rush. I have a 98 V6 3.8 and the starter went out. My son removed the starter and wires prior to me being able to look at it. Not sure where the wires go. There are 3 wires that come in the area where the...
  16. 1988 Mustang GT clicking on startup

    5.0L Tech
    Hey all: I have a 1988 Mustang GT. Replaced the solenoid a few weeks ago after it was stuck open. After it started getting colder, I've noticed my car doesn't like to start right away. It will click on the key turn and will take several attempts to start. I cleaned all the battery...
  17. 1986 Mustang LX wont start.

    V6 Tech
    I have a v6 1986 mustang convertible that will not start. The battery is good, cleaned and tightened the terminal connectors and changed the starter solenoid. I haven't been able to remove the starter to have it tested. I checked the connections and hit a few times and still no go. However...
  18. Ignition Issue 1966 I-6

    Classic Tech
    So, I've had this car for about a day, and it was running like a champ. But with my luck When I started the car after I had gotten off work, It turned over and ran for about 2 seconds, then shut off. I dont have much mechanical experience, but I've deducted its either the solenoid or the...
  19. no power to solenoid wire...help!

    V6 Talk
    Ok so I need a little help here. I went to the store and when I came out my car wouldn't start. All the power in the car worked like radio, lights, ect. But when I would go to start it there was no noise. I then had the solenoid hot wired to a push button and it started. I then replaced the...
  20. 1988 5.0 Mustang Solenoid/Starter Problem

    5.0L Tech
    Hi, I'm new to this forum but have used this as a refrence before. But now I have a question of my own. I have a 88 5.0 Mustang and when I turn on my car the solenoid engages but sticks and wont turn off. Im pretty sure it is the solenoid, but when this happens it makes an extremely loud...
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