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Old 09-25-2019, 11:02 PM   #1
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Been working on the A for About 3 days now, Moving it back in forth from the RV pad to the garage. Putting in a Van middle seat That requires a lot of modifying
mainly the frame. Heres the problem, I ware tennis shoes that give your foot no support when trying to start The foot starter rod has a nickel size rod head to push down on. Now I'm paying the price with the pain. I welded a 2" washer on the end which should help. Can the starter system be coverted to a push button
system like some of the older cars & what would it take ?

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It can install a solenoid and button or you could install a device such as the Up-Start. https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/P...earchByKeyword

There are other solutions also available.
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Old 09-25-2019, 11:30 PM   #3
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The spring in your starter switch must be awfully strong!
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Lefthander30,

Wouldn't it be simpler to wear work shoes, which have more support, instead of tennis shoes?

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Old 09-26-2019, 02:12 AM   #5
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Lefthander30,

Wouldn't it be simpler to wear work shoes, which have more support, instead of tennis shoes?

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Oh come on David. He's from California. I bet he doesn't wear socks either.
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Old 09-26-2019, 03:53 AM   #6
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You can mount a solenoid right to the starter after taking off the foot actuated starter using the same screw holes and install a starter button inside the car.
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Old 09-26-2019, 05:24 AM   #7
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The two inch washer will solve your problem. You won't even feel the pressure.
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Old 09-26-2019, 08:27 AM   #8
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Flip flops is the State shoe

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Old 09-26-2019, 11:13 AM   #9
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How about this? https://trisisdesign.com/
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Old 09-26-2019, 12:14 PM   #10
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I just had to imagine how many barefoot drivers there were during the depression.
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"I just had to imagine how many barefoot drivers there were during the depression."


They used the hand crank. Paul in CT
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I had the same problem, even though I was wearing boots. I now have a key start in my pickup.
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Have you considered a Sparky-Starter?

https://www.brattons.com/sparky-start-system.html
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I get the same pain from the accelerator and the footrest if I wear soft soled shoes and I'm on a long drive.
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Here is a mounted "Sparky Start". Always retarded when starting.
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I bought that one for both my convenience and for my wife. I really like it. Kind of spendy, but easy to install. Probably not as easy as the sparky start, but I like the no-foot-starter.

I was originally going to wire up a solenoid that would not have cost me much, but I was left with how to modify the original switch and the post on the top of the starter. That would not have been terribly hard, but a pain any way.

The already made version made it a heck of a lot easier.
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Old 09-27-2019, 05:27 AM   #17
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"I just had to imagine how many barefoot drivers there were during the depression."


they were a tough breed........they had callouses!
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Order me a sparky start off eBay. 59.95 free shipping. Foot feels great, must have really bruised it. I thought I heard or read that it was design to be a heel start & not the ball of your foot. Back in the day everyone wore high top shoes that had good stiff soles.
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I get the same pain from the accelerator and the footrest if I wear soft soled shoes and I'm on a long drive.
I fixed that situation by removing the "button" accelerator and replacing it with a pedal I bought on eBay for a mid '60s Mustang and modified it to fit on the shaft in it's place. It actually looks and feels like it belongs there, as well as solving the problem.
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Old 10-01-2019, 08:07 PM   #20
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Well I got my sparky start today, looked at it for awhile & read direction a few times & started to install. Really very easy once i study the picture provided. It works real well & worth the money.

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