My '26 T was generally nicely starting. It had been through a flood, up to covering the entire engine. I pretty much re-did all the electrical (Rebuilt Coils, Generator, and Starter by Ron Patterson), I rebuilt coilbox at Ron's rec. (fun projects), all new wiring, new cutout, new timer, new dash components (key switch and ammeter). Started nicely. I did not up till then replace the starter switch as it seemed to work, "OK". But, recently noted that, even though it worked, I sensed 'weakness' (physically and electronically) and it occasionally sparked when I engaged it. So, as that was the only electronic type thing I didn't replace, I decided to replace that. Bought a new , 'more stout' one from Lang's. Put it in. Now, starter works and turns over engine quite vigorously. But, seems to be NO coil action. No buzzing. Car won't start. Seems to almost get going if I hold starter switch down, but nothing once released. I changed nothing else. Any ideas on how this new switch placement would disable my coil function?
Daniel, did you connect the yellow battery wire to the terminal with the cable comming from the battery or to the one going to the starter?
With the one going to the starter. It'd been a couple weeks since I 'unhooked' them and that's the one it seemed to be lying next to.
Good think you didn't start on magneto. With that yellow wire on the starter side it would have fried the generator.
Daniel, with that wire hooked up like that the coils are getting power only when the switch is closed. Move the wire over to the terminal with the cable coming from the battery.
Well, that correction worked! Stupid of me. I might just have looked at the wiring diagram I'd used to re-wire the damn thing in the first place! Guess I also got a bit overly dependent on the 'new' way; ask people on internet. By the way, my magneto has been toast since even before the car was flooded, so luckily no potential new worries there. Thanx all who commented.