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OK- I replaced both ignition switch and starter solenoid. This cured the problem of starter motor turning over when key was in off position. As I was putting a tune up on and had engine running, points set, timing set, etc. it died, as if I turned the key off. It is getting fuel ok. What the #&*% is going on with this car now? HELP
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The wires to the starter are crucial. If the Yellow and Purple short together, the car won't run after you release the key. The purple is the signal wire to engage the solinoid, the Yellow is +12V to the coil while the engine is cranking. I would open up the tape and make sure they aren't melted together, if they are it will pull down the voltage to the coil and prevent the car from running with the key in RUN position.

Dave Bradley
'69 SS396 ragtop
'33 3W Coupe
'65 Vette BB Roadster
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