Ignition switch issue?
1969 Convertible. Since I rebuilt the engine, it started to not want to start once the engine warmed up. The GEN light comes on in the ON position and there is a distinct click when turning to START and a similar click when I let the let return to ON. I thought it was a hot starter, so I changed the starter. Still did it.
I did pull the column when the engine was out to clean it up and rebuilt the joint in the shaft. When I put it all back together, I got the ignition switch a tad too far down the column an I had to really stab the key to get it to start. I moved the ignition switch just a bit and it worked fine.
Wen the car does not start, I can jump the ignition terminal on the starter to the batter and the starter spins just fine. That tells me that there is a problem with the purple ignition wire, or the ignition switch.
When this happens, my hood tach needle sticks at 4k rpm.
Could this be a bad ignition switch? It does not seem logical that it would take this moment to go bad, but I guess what reason does a part need?
1. Does it make sense that a bad ignition switch will intermittently not start the car?
2. Does it make sense that a bad ignition switch could send some weird voltage to the tach and cause it to act stupid?
Torque (tork), n: 1. The tendency of a force to rotate the body to which it is applied. 2. See also: GTO