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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 16, 2:38 PM Thread Starter
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quick silver wiring

I am having a large issue with getting the neutral safety switch to work with the quick silver. The backup switch works, but the neutral safety switch is not working. The car starts in every gear. As far as I know this has always been a floor console car. The wiring has been screwed with quite a bit sad to say, by previous owner.
I have traced the purple wires up under the dash to find them detached (see Pic). Plug them in and no change, still starts in all gears. I have swapped the micro switches and no change, so it is not the micro switches they both work.
I have a one wire solenoid on my mini starter, if that makes a difference?
I am at a loss here could really use some help.

I guess I should mention this is on a 1966 Malibu convertible that I swapped out the power glide to a 700r4 and I am attempting to get the new quick silver to work. The shifter shifts nice but starts in all gears, which is an issue I don't like.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 16, 5:09 PM
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Re: quick silver wiring

trace that single wire on the solenoid back. it should be the purple wire that goes thru NSS and then to the ignition switch. with a floor shift, it might go from starter to the micro switch first. From what you describe and the pictures, I suspect that the starter wire is going right to ignition switch. with the 2 wires on column disconnected, there is no way it should start. if you disconnect the micro switch with purple wires does it still start?

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 16, 2:33 AM
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Re: quick silver wiring

what Joe said. in addition, you will have to bypass those two original purple wires -like they pretty much already are. just take the wire from the starter, cut it, take the end from the starter and hook it up to the micro switch, take the other end and hook it up to the micro switch and that will get it going. that's how i have it on my 68 that came originally with a column shift (now floor shift), i bypassed the original 2 purple wires at base of column. i could have extended those two bypassed wires to the micro switch as well -still might do that some day.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 16, 1:38 PM Thread Starter
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Re: quick silver wiring

So, what your saying is to cut the starter solenoid wire and add two wires. One to the solenoid to one tab on the micro switch and then another wire from the other cut end of the solenoid wire to the other tab on the micro switch?
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 16, 4:14 PM
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Re: quick silver wiring

yes, assuming the micro switch is mounted in such a way that it only connects the two tabs while in park or neutral.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 16, 5:14 PM Thread Starter
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Re: quick silver wiring

There are two micro switches, one for the backup lights and that one works. And one for the neutral safety switch which currently doesn't work.

Joe & Ed, what you suggested makes perfect sense and I will try that tomorrow and let you know if that fixed my issue.

Thanks Joe and Ed
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 16, 6:21 PM Thread Starter
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Re: quick silver wiring

That fixed it. Thank you very much for your assistance Ed and Joe.

Side note: I think they could come up with something better than the cheap micro switches on the Quick Silver.

Thanks again, you guys rock!!!
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