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Re: 83 UrQ no start

> P.S.  I believe it has been suggested to you that the problem could lie
> with the ignition switch not working.  This is not the problem.  I had the
> switch die on me last year 300 miles away from home.  After a flatbed to
> the hotel (wouldn't kick start because when the switch goes, you don't get
> power to *ANY* of the necessary subsystems the car needs to run) and a
> taxi ride to Radio Shaft, I rigged up a McGyver hack (using only a swiss
> army knife and duct tape (I'm serious!)) to bypass the ignition switch all
> together with a series of three external toggle switches.  Switch one to
> turn on the ignition circuit, switch two to activate the load reduction
> relay, and switch three to activate the starter.  Worked great, 'cept it
> felt like I was starting an airplane every time needed to toggle all those
> switches... 3-2-1 contact!!!! Varooooommmmm.........

I had one die on me at an autocross event as I was getting ready to run ...
I couldn't even turn the ignition key!  It took two of us 10 minutes to hot
wire the car to the point where it would run -- I didn't bother with trying
to figure out which wire went to the starter -- and held the wires together
with tie-wraps (!) since we didn't have any electrical/duct tape with us.

Then there was the time in college when the throttle linkage on my friend's
Triumph (over modern engineering) TR-7 broke and we drove 40 miles using my
shoestrings tied to together and run through the open passenger window so I
could control our speed while he steered and applied the brakes...
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