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Thread: Ignition scout2 help

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Default Ignition scout2 help

    i got a 79 scout2 with prestolite electronic dist. will not start until you let key
    off. voltage drop at coil while starting.where does it pickup current while in start mode? could i use R term at solenoid to boost coil voltage while starting?some gm's used this method.if so how is this best done?i thought this might be easier than alternate methods. any help appreciated! thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009


    Post your thread on Binder Planet, I found people actually respond there to the new guys!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    San Diego, Ca


    Yes install a remote solenoid to solve that problem.
    I am not sure how it is done, as I have never come across this problem in my scout or members scouts, but search on and you will find tons on how to do it.
    Hope that helps.
    William (Bill)
    1978 Super Scout II
    SV 345, Holly 2300 2BBL, T19, Dana 300, SOA lift with 1.5" shackles, Dana 44s front and back with 3.73 gears, Detroit Locker in rear, 33x12.50 ProComp, On Board Air, Custom front and rear bumpers


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