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fiat218
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Joined: Fri May 16, 2008 5:06 pm
Your car is a: 1969 124 AS spider

starter

Postby fiat218 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:22 pm

i put a reduction starter in the 70, im not sure if this is all related to my problem as far as wires
one wire is a female end which spades into the starter, i think there was 2 more heavy wires in which went onto the starter bolt
i did that and other then that i added a wire from the positive side of coil to my choke, nothing eles was done as to wires
my starter is touching the steering unit, and i need to cut off that nub, ( does that have anything to do with it) prolly not but i

i can turn the key off and the engine continues to run as if the key was on as in normal
why ? when i shut the key off and the engine did not stop running
Jim
east grand forks MN
1970 Fiat Spider BS1 ( Colorado Yellow
1969 124 AS Spider ( building a show car )
1969 124 AS Spider. ( getting the wires sorted
2000 corvette

fiat218
Posts: 5639
Joined: Fri May 16, 2008 5:06 pm
Your car is a: 1969 124 AS spider

Re: starter

Postby fiat218 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:46 am

any one have a idea why my car continues to run with the key off
all i changed was the starter
Jim
east grand forks MN
1970 Fiat Spider BS1 ( Colorado Yellow
1969 124 AS Spider ( building a show car )
1969 124 AS Spider. ( getting the wires sorted
2000 corvette

klweimer
Posts: 516
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:45 am
Your car is a: 1982 Spider 2000
Location: Arvada, Colorado

Re: starter

Postby klweimer » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:09 am

Jim,

I don't know much about the wiring on the early spiders, but you might try disconnecting the connector on the back of the ignition switch once the car is started to see if it continues to run. If it does, then the points are somehow getting power, even through the key is off. You said you had a wire going from the coil to the electric choke? I'd remove that as well. A picture of the starter showing the wiring might also be useful. Do you know if your car has the dual point distributor? I think there is a relay involved with that system that maybe is shorted out?

Kirk

fiat218
Posts: 5639
Joined: Fri May 16, 2008 5:06 pm
Your car is a: 1969 124 AS spider

Re: starter

Postby fiat218 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:58 pm

klweimer wrote:Jim,

I don't know much about the wiring on the early spiders, but you might try disconnecting the connector on the back of the ignition switch once the car is started to see if it continues to run. If it does, then the points are somehow getting power, even through the key is off. You said you had a wire going from the coil to the electric choke? I'd remove that as well. A picture of the starter showing the wiring might also be useful. Do you know if your car has the dual point distributor? I think there is a relay involved with that system that maybe is shorted out?

Kirk

o think it is from the alt,
Jim
east grand forks MN
1970 Fiat Spider BS1 ( Colorado Yellow
1969 124 AS Spider ( building a show car )
1969 124 AS Spider. ( getting the wires sorted
2000 corvette


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