Subject: race car style ignition Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:58 am
Like the title says, I'd like to make a race car style ignition for my lt1000 with the 16.5 hp briggs. I've read on the forum that you need a relay to switch the polarity of the feed to the coil. I was wondering if anyone has used an on switch to turn the circuit on and then a momentary push button for the starter as seen in many race cars, mud trucks, ect. Any help is appreciated thanks in advance!
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Subject: Re: race car style ignition Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:47 am
I'm a bit confused here... Switching coil polarity? Ignition?
If its a simple pushbutton start you're after, it's dead simple, no relays required. You'd need to run a positive feed from the battery, thru a momentary button, thru a fuse, to the trigger terminal on the starter relay (solenoid). Run the kill wire from the magneto coil to a toggle switch, then from the other switch terminal to ground.
That's the simplest form. Sure enough, you COULD make it more complex than that. How complex do you want it?
You COULD I suppose, use a relay on that same toggle switch to make it so that it cannot crank with the switch off- then again, you could just use a DPDT switch. There's probably 10 ways to handle this.