Author Topic: '68 Camaro 4 speed starter lockout switch....  (Read 1516 times)

Camaroon

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'68 Camaro 4 speed starter lockout switch....
« on: November 04, 2008, 01:59:45 PM »
Greetings...

I am in process of removing the floor shifted powerglide from my '68 and installing a four speed.

Wondering what the manual shifted '68s had as far as a switch to prevent the starter from operating when trans in gear and clutch not depressed.

Any details on this are appreciated, thank you.

 

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Re: '68 Camaro 4 speed starter lockout switch....
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2008, 04:26:15 PM »
The clutch safety switch wasn't introduced until the 1969 model year; for your application, just jumper across the two purple wire terminals in the connector that plugs into the Powerglide neutral safety switch.
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Re: '68 Camaro 4 speed starter lockout switch....
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 01:19:29 PM »
Hi, John. Thank you for the reply.

I thought that may be the case, as I was unable to find any references to a starter lockout in any documents, diagrams or info I have on the 68's...

Seems a bit odd not to have a lockout circuit of some kind though, but, of course, those were the good old days when cars weren't built to be idiot-proof !

An interesting automobile related trivia question would be: Which manufacturer, and when, was the starter lockout circuit introduced.

By the way, I had already jumpered the purple wires, after removing the harness from the shifter switch.

Thanks again, John, for your help on this and many other issues!