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ignition wire trace through firewall
« on: October 03, 2012, 05:22:57 PM »
hey all,   back into working on the project this week (hopefully).  had to take the steering column into a shop to get it redone for when I built it back up a couple years back I didn't know that I had not built it properly.  while it was in the shop I bought a new sliding switch and got that placed in also. (why not for 20 bucks and that solves any switch probs)...

anyhow, now i have traced back a new prob...  my books give me 15 pages about how to rebuild the heater/cooling... do you think I can get a decent wire diagram???  arrhg... i need to know where the red-blue solid stripe wire goes to from the last plug on the switch (by last I am looking down the column towards the firewall) and it is on the left side of the switch.

I might have to run a new one of these to get this motor fired.  where and what does it connect to from the switch and does it change colours along the run?

78 runabout, auto 2.8

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Re: ignition wire trace through firewall
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 09:00:58 PM »
1977 ETVM shows a red/light blue wire running from the ignition switch to the starter solenoid, hot only when the ignition switch is in start.
 
Probably will need it to start.   ;)
 
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 10:15:55 PM »
Thanks mike,   I was hoping it was something nice and simple and not routed through a Park/Neutral trans switch and then fuses or more crud.

what book is a ETVM?

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Re: ignition wire trace through firewall
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2012, 06:07:37 AM »
Just a clarification for automatics only, the EVTM shows it running thru the neutral/park transmission switch on the way to the starting solenoid.
 
EVTM's (electrical & vacuum trouble shooting manual) are very useful.  Ebay is a convenient source, try searching on: 1978, Ford Pinto, (EVTM*,electrical & vacuum*).
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Re: ignition wire trace through firewall
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2012, 10:33:13 AM »
hi jerry,  thanks for the heads up on the wires with the P/N switch. any chance that you can tell me the wire colour code for the ones going to the switch? might make it easier to wire into than going all the way down to the N/P switch and easier to trouble shoot the switch/wires. 

thanks for the EVTM info.

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(after a bunch of google searches and checking, I have solved my own questions, Thanks all and I have found a EVTM book on the shopbay)   cheers