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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Apr 26, 2021.
Sure do !!! Love it.
39 Mercury... original push-button...still working.
Switch ignition, push button start on my A... planning the same for my other A too.
Does a foot stomp starter count.
My 40 Ford coupe still has the stock setup with no thoughts of changing
‘50 Chevy still using the push button. I find it amusing that this is touted as a technological advance in newer cars! ‘46 Chevy still uses the stomp start!
I know you want to use the 6 volt buttons. They have a higher current rating.. I always liked the button start. I try to mount it close to the drivers side window so I can bump the engine when working on it. I always liked the key on the left side on Ford cars..
I always remove all safety switches to the starter. If I ever get stuck and need to move the car like being stuck on railroad tracks ( you know those trains can not stop if your on the tracks). I put it in gear and run the starter to move the car..
My 28 Roadster and 40 Tudor both have toggle switches and push button starts. The 40 had a GM column that I threw away and went back to stock. In the roadster I put a 39 column and switch with a button on the dash in place of the original key.
Its great to be able to crank the motor without ignition when I want. I wish I could still get the original solenoids with the push button on the bottom so I could bump the starter while working on the engine.
My 57 I wired so when in the start position with the key the horn blows. There is a hidden start button under the dash. If someone tries to start it, they get scared away when the horn blows!
Yep. I put a push button on every build I complete.
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If the Button's came with the Car they will not work by them self's
You need to have the Ingnition Switch turned on before they Work
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All three of my drag cars use a pushbutton to start and a separate toggle switch for the ignition. This is because of high compression and a locked in spark curve that put a real strain on the starter to turn the engine over if the ignition is 'on' when the starter button is hit.
I guess I’m a contrarian of sorts. Pull to start my avatar.
I hide the start buttons
My forty still uses one.
Still using it !
I have push button in my '50 Chevy coupe. I also have the floor button to dim headlights. I'm really glad I kept both.
That's exactly how I wired a friend's 1949 Ford coupe when he insisted that the starter button and original ignition switch and Hurd key remained. That was almost 10 years ago and never a starting / cranking problem and the dash looks original to all.
I wanted to keep the original switch and key on my 57 Chevy pickup. And always loved the start button on the floor. So on a recent upgrade to a 383 from a inline 6. I made brackets and a switch set up and reused the foot starter also wired it thru the neutral switch.
Anybody have "issues" with turdz trying to steal your car?..........since a key is not needed!
At least in my case I would think anyone dumb enough to try to steal my car wouldn't be able to actually get it to pop off, let alone drive, even with no key ignition. If they know how to get it running they can probably figure out how to hotwire it, you can practically do it with a paperclip on the A. Either way a key is pointless...
On something that's a bit more appealing to normal car thieves/joy riders I would be more wary.
I had a universal ignition switch in my 48 jeep for over 30 years til it finally quit.
Replaced it with a universal switch from Fleet Farm. That lasted about 7-8 years till it blew apart. Got one from Amazon. That would hardly spring back to ign from start; chewing up my flywheel. Returned it to amazon. Bought a universal switch from O'reilly. That worked for a few weeks and then that one wouldn' spring back from start. So I finally added a pushbutton start and kept the O' reilly sw for ignition.
They just don't make things like they used to.
I bought 6 real good brass, N/O, push buttons on e-Bay. I use them for push button start.
I've corrected a few hard starting issues with replacing the key switch "start" with a pushbutton.
I mount them next to the door under the dash so I can easily bump the starter if I need to. Ford was the only car maker to have the good sense to put the key switch on the left side.
They come in handy when I need to move the car when it's not running. I put it in gear and push the starter button and it moves. This only works with the big factory starters for some reason, mini starters stall..
When I want to look cool at car cruises, I spin the starter and while its spinning, flip the ignition on. It starts with a rear heavy, deep sound...
All of my vehicle / cars I use push button, For Me the reason is No matter what type of ignition System Mag, Points , Crank trigger , Etc. I put the Max initial timing the Engine like's Usually 18 to as much as 25 deg before TDC, Push button make it easer to start ,
Ignition power off, hold button to get engine spinning over 2-3 sec then Flip ignition power on / or on Mag remove from ground.
to answer your question, yes
My 1946 IHC, KB-5, firetruck, has the rubber covered starter button, my truck has a duel battery system, so the master switch, on the truck body is lockable.
Keyed ignition and a push button in the dash on the Buick.
New sequence to Start Car go to the Back & kick the Bumper 3 Time
On a certain Side, Than go to Front bumper & Kick front Bumperet 2 time's
Then enter Car & position yourself in front of Dash& put Key in Switch now
on your left find a certain Dead Switch & flip it on.
Now you are almoust Ready to Start Car it will cranck but it wont start
You have to turn the Electric Fuel Pump on & wait a little bit to get
Gas to the Carb. aut ow I have go the the Bathroom.
And Start all over again!
Just my 3.5 cents
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