C3 Vette Registry - The Best Resource on the Net for C3 Vettes! C3 Vette
Forums -> C3 Electrical
Not Logged In! Login or Register!  Users Online: 19 / Help 
Features  Find C3 Parts on ebay in only 2 or 3 clicks!  | Add YOUR C3 to the Registry

Supporting Vendors
VetteBookStore.com
Bair's Corvettes
Mid America Motorworks
Volunteer Vette Products
CorvetteClothing.com

C3 of the Month
None Current
Enter Yours Today!
Online C3 Show
13
C3s are Registered

Vanity Plates
CRUZN CE
RayCE
Featured Links

Buy Now
Collector's Originality Guide Corvette 1968-1982 (Paperback)
Collector's Originality Guide Corvette 1968-1982 (Paperback)


Corvette 50th Anniversary
Corvette 50th Anniversary


Corvette Fifty Years (Hardcover)
Corvette Fifty Years (Hardcover)


How To Rebuild Corvette Rolling Chassis 1963-1982
How To Rebuild Corvette Rolling Chassis 1963-1982



| Hide Signatures and Profile Pics

 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page [1]  
5/11/17 10:55am - Original Message: '1980 C3 Corvette - engine start'
JerW
Limited Member
- Send Private Message


Joined: 5/10/2017
Posts: 1
Seems the ignition switch actuator rack to the starter switch is broken/not operable.
Ignition key turns easily to start position but not activate solenoid/starter.  Key will
stay in start position until manually turned back.  Installed a pushbutton start wired
from battery + wire to the neutral safety switch. Now starter/engine turns but will
not start, similar to out of gas. Anyway any ideas of what I missed in this setup ?
Thanks
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
 
Support C3VR!
Suport our advertisers
5/11/17 1:35pm - Reply: 'Re: 1980 C3 Corvette - engine start'
F4Gary Gold Member
Gold Member
- Send Private Message


Grapevine, TX - USA

Vette(s):
1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

Joined: 8/26/2006
Posts: 862
Do you have spark?  Do you in fact have gas into the venturis?

____________________________________
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
5/11/17 1:59pm - Reply: 'Re: 1980 C3 Corvette - engine start'
stingrayjim jr Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


SHELBYVILLE, TN - USA

Vette(s):
1976 L48 auto

1978 L82 4speed

1994 LT1 6speed

Joined: 7/5/2002
Posts: 3934
Check to make sure you are getting power to the ignition coil.  When the key switch is on, it supplies power to the coil. If the switch it 'messed up' then, possibly it is not properly making the  connection to supply power to the coil.  Looks like there is a pink wire and a white wire....if you have a test light or volt meter, unplug the wire connector and turn the key switch to the run position and see if you have voltage at the pink wire(white wire goes to the tachometer)... if not, then you might "temporarily" hot wire it(splicing into the pink wire with a known 12volt source,not that i advocate "bubba-izing" but sometimes you got to do what you can to get things going)and see if it will start.... then possibly look into replacing the key switch.

____________________________________
StingrayJim
NCM Lifetime Member #1936

Stingray's '76                             StingrayJr's '78                           Lil Red '94

(click each one to see a bigger version)
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page [1]  
 Forums -> C3 Electrical
(Moderator: Adam Wartell, Norsky, Adams' Apple)
 

 
Official C3 Vette Registry Community:
Home | Forums | Email | Who's Online | Clubs | Events | Member Stats

Other Official C3 Vette Registry Areas:
Members | Research | Shop | My Account | About C3VR
 

Corvette is a registered trademark of the General Motors Corporation(GM) & Chevrolet Motor Division. Vette Registries, LLC is responsible for all site content (except for member submitted content or where otherwise noted) and does not claim or imply that Chevrolet or GM is responsible for Official C3 Vette Registry content. Vette Registries, LLC is independent from GM and is not affiliated with, sponsored or supported by GM.  Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended, or implied and are in fact used to support GM, Chevrolet and Corvette

Official C3 Vette Registry content is Copyright 2001-2017, Vette Registries, LLC. Content may not be reused without written consent. All Rights Reserved. NS

Corvette (Vette) Model Years on this site: 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 30