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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old May 27th, 14, 8:38 AM Thread Starter
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TKO NSS Relay

So I've been doing a lot of reading about people running a 30 amp relay between the neutral safety switch and starter on their TKO. I've called American Powertrain and TREMEC, and both stated that it is not necessary. Can someone set me straight on this? Thanks.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old May 27th, 14, 10:40 AM
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Re: TKO NSS Relay

I have an older TKO in my 59
The NSS is not wire thru a relay on that car.
It has given me no problems since '05.

However, someone here did have an issue with the NSS on a later trans.
Might have been a fluke---dunno.

At any rate, I wired a relay in my 66 for a couple of reasons.
Insurance as to not overload the switch
It is easily accessible and removed to help prevent the car
being driven off by someone that should not be in it.

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Re: TKO NSS Relay

I could not find a rating on the switch and I did try. I found the peak currents to engage the solenoid were in the 25 to 30 amp region and looking at the size of the switch I was suspicious of it taking that much current on a repeated basis over years of service.
Thus I put relays in the circuit that had a 75A peak rating. A little margin is always good.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old May 27th, 14, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Re: TKO NSS Relay

I guess it's not that much work to wire in relay anyway. And I like the idea of using it for a kill switch. Thanks for the replies.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old May 27th, 14, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Re: TKO NSS Relay

One more thing... are you just cutting off the connecter on the tailhousing pigtail? Or were you able to find the connecter? I've been looking around, but am having trouble finding one.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old May 27th, 14, 1:24 PM
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Re: TKO NSS Relay

Use two single connectors for an old Ford starter solenoid.
Same connector is used on temp and oil senders as well.

I read somewhere that the posts are not threaded with a regular thread so you cannot use a ring term and a nut----they are just ribbed so they hang onto the connector.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old May 27th, 14, 2:09 PM Thread Starter
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Re: TKO NSS Relay

Quote:
Use two single connectors for an old Ford starter solenoid.
You lost me a little bit there. Do you have a link to what you are referring to?

I ended up finding the mating connector for the pigtail AMP Performance, but they wanted $45 plush shipping. Yikes.

http://ampperformance.com/
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old May 27th, 14, 2:36 PM
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Re: TKO NSS Relay

order two of these
http://www.cjponyparts.com/90-degree...-1995/p/HW218/

These may even be available at NAPA.
Just a simple Ford repair pigtail.

Used on the starter solenoid, oil pressure, temp, and a similar wire is used for the early Mustangs with foglamps

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old May 27th, 14, 4:43 PM Thread Starter
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Re: TKO NSS Relay

Thanks Bryan!
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