Ignition/Wiring Issue - Any Ideas?

Stephen Motzko

New Member
Thanks @SNOWBIRD I have replaced the starter solenoid and a picture is attached. I know the connection to the back one is good as I have checked the line between the starter solenoid and the back junction and that to the front connector up behind the ignition switch and they are OK. It makes me think the problem is up front. When this started, the car was in having brakes redone and wheel bearings packed, but I can't think of a connection at the wheels that would be suspect.
 

Attachments

jfriese

Active Member
I found some photos of the last time I did one of these terminal changes. It was before Gordon's came out with the exact replacement for the terminal blocks but the photos show the before and after. Even the terminals that don't look too bad in the before photo had several broken elements that just don't show in the photos.

Before 1
2402

Before 2
2403

After 1
2404

After 2
2405

The whole job would look even better with Gordon's new connector block.

John Friese
67 White
67 Red
 

Stephen Motzko

New Member
Thanks John, I think now that the problem is up with the two relays in the front related to the blower... here is a Pic of my back redo of those connections, needless to say a work in progress; more connections will be "refreshed".19062501.JPG19062501.JPG
 

jfriese

Active Member
My experience with the three cars I restored did not find a problem with those relays, but cleaning and burnishing the contacts is easy to do and you can repaint the lids while you're there to make things look better. Being involved with electronics all my life I had never seen that type of female contact fail the way those in the Amphicar did, and just how intermittent they can be. Good luck. I'm sure you'll get things running right.

John Friese
67 White
67 Red
 
Last edited:

Todd Darling

New Member
Ok. My turn to pick the collective mind. I just had the wheels all repacked in prep for the summers swimming and now I find that my temp, gas and generator light (stays on) are not working, got under the dash and find that the 4th fuse is blown. Replace the fuse and turn the ignition on and the blower comes on as it should. As soon as I push the emergency start button it blows the fuse again. Any thoughts or ideas?
 

Stephen Motzko

New Member
Sorry for this development Todd! Hopefully not caught from my Lorelei Let me know if I can share any wiring diagrams.... still chasing my electrical gremlin
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Akamphi Electronic ignition distributor wiring General Amphicar Discussion 7
Akamphi Questing about ignition switch and bilge blower wiring General Amphicar Discussion 0
Jon March never saw this ignition key setup before General Amphicar Discussion 20
Jon March double the fun: 2 kinds of ignition wires! General Amphicar Discussion 0
Propcar50 Ignition System Does Not Energize General Amphicar Discussion 1
P "ignition on" hot wire location? General Amphicar Discussion 2
Cameron in UK Another ignition issue to be aware of... General Amphicar Discussion 5
Steve Looking for ignition trouble shooting tips General Amphicar Discussion 6
B Ignition switch bezel needed General Amphicar Discussion 0
B Ignition switch bezel needed General Amphicar Discussion 1
A Ignition switch General Amphicar Discussion 6
E Ignition Circuit Resistor General Amphicar Discussion 1
C IGNITION PARTS, ETC. FROM NAPA General Amphicar Discussion 0
M Pertronix Electronic Ignition General Amphicar Discussion 7
A Ignition switch and door locks General Amphicar Discussion 9
J Ignition switch needed General Amphicar Discussion 1
B Crane Cams XR700 electronic ignition General Amphicar Discussion 0
B electronic ignition - another option General Amphicar Discussion 0
W ELECTRONIC IGNITION FOLLOW UP General Amphicar Discussion 0
W Electronic ignition General Amphicar Discussion 4
D Ignition timing General Amphicar Discussion 0
Jon March Alternator wiring help please General Amphicar Discussion 10
P color wiring diagrams? General Amphicar Discussion 7
mschlem Gordon's Main Wiring Harness General Amphicar Discussion 3
Akamphi Wiring harness routing General Amphicar Discussion 1
tpls63 Color Wiring Diagram General Amphicar Discussion 7
S Backup bilge pump: plumbing and wiring General Amphicar Discussion 9
A Wiring harness wanted General Amphicar Discussion 0
T amp gauge wiring General Amphicar Discussion 5
A Ohio and wiring General Amphicar Discussion 0
A New Wiring Harness? General Amphicar Discussion 0
R Wiring Questions General Amphicar Discussion 3
C Bilge Blower Wiring General Amphicar Discussion 1
A Need Main Ampicar Wiring Harness General Amphicar Discussion 0
Jon March we could all use help with this Amphi issue: General Amphicar Discussion 0
Propcar50 Issue with new replacement carburetor General Amphicar Discussion 3
Ed Price Issue #146, May-June WnW General Amphicar Discussion 0
R W-n-W Newsletter Issue #141 General Amphicar Discussion 4
M Hemmings article - Nov issue General Amphicar Discussion 1
E The September / October Issue of Wheels -n- Waves General Amphicar Discussion 0
E IAOC Wheels -n- Waves, Issue #131 General Amphicar Discussion 3
A July 1985 Issue of Cars & Parts magazine General Amphicar Discussion 1
M Year of car issue.... General Amphicar Discussion 4
Similar threads











































Top