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    so.....I replaced a perfect working pop out ignition switch with a correct looking Rexco on off switch. The pop out switch was binding on the re-pop instrument panel, and I had Rexco switch in stock, with a correct looking ignition cable.

    My my question is, if I was stuck, because i lost my key, can I use a jumper wire to get home?

    Would that hat wire go to the coil (which side), to the starter wire?

    any other suggestions?

    my plan is to reinstall the pop out, with a nicely restored, original instrument panel, sometime in the future.

    Thank You;

    Brian French

  • #2
    Do u mean Nurex?
    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • #3
      You could unscrew the switch cable from the distributer body and put the end of a wire under the screw that connects the condenser to the lower plate and the other end to the same post on the coil that the red wire comes from. There are several ways that people have them wired but the idea is to bypass the switch and have the hot wire go directly to the distributer. I did away with the armored cable on my old farm car by drilling a hole in the bottom plate and mounting the wire directly to the plate and then to the switch where the armored cable was attached. I just didn't want to buy a new one for this old field car when the old one shorted.

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      • #4
        If your switch has the two screws on the back just jump across them and it will fire up. Always carry a long jumper with alligator clip ends
        3 ~ Tudor's
        Henry Ford said
        "It's all nuts and bolts"


        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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        • #5
          Today, 10:06 AM
          Do u mean Nurex?

          yes, sorry about that.

          Thank You, I have my answer.

          Thank You;

          Brian French

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          • #6
            Try it, to be sure, so that you are not stuck on the road

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Brian French View Post
              so.....I replaced a perfect working pop out ignition switch with a correct looking Rexco on off switch. The pop out switch was binding on the re-pop instrument panel, and I had Rexco switch in stock, with a correct looking ignition cable.

              My my question is, if I was stuck, because i lost my key, can I use a jumper wire to get home?

              Would that hat wire go to the coil (which side), to the starter wire?

              any other suggestions?

              my plan is to reinstall the pop out, with a nicely restored, original instrument panel, sometime in the future.

              Thank You;

              Brian French
              Hiding a spare key on/under your car would solve your worries:-)
              Fords switch when off is grounded making a jumper from hot to coil useless, Fords anti-thief. The armored cable needs to be disconnected for a jumper wire to work. Brattons catalog has a check out for switches, very good info in catalogs :-) now where are mine :-(

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              • Mitch
                Mitch commented
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                I keep a spare key in the door pocket, so help yourself. Just keep the car hidden till i get paid

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              Big Hammer:

              great advise; point taken.

              Thank You;

              Brian French

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