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Old 03-05-2004, 01:56 PM
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Default Push-Button Ignition -how did they do that?

I've read in a couple of tests recently in Powerboat and Hot Boat magazine that some of the models had push-button ignitions. Anyone know how they are doing this and what vendors they are using for the parts to make it happen?
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Push button ignition???... Like on old english cars with the button you push to engage the starter motor?
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It's magic!!!

The key turns on the ignition, and there is a separate switch to hit the starter.
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It's magic!!!

The key turns on the ignition, and there is a separate switch to hit the starter.
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It's magic!!!

The key turns on the ignition, and there is a separate switch to hit the starter.

That's exactly how I did mine. Of course, the key really does nothing as it could be easily jumpered on the back side. I figured that if somebody was going to jump the ignition switch, that I'd at least make it a bit painful and time consuming for them. So I wired the start side to a car siren.
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It's magic!!!

The key turns on the ignition, and there is a separate switch to hit the starter.
D'oh ..... learn something new everyday
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The new Dodge Viper uses one too

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The new Aston Martin Vanquish has a big red button on the dash for the starter...

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It's a simple job. all you need to do is wire in a ford starter solenoid and add the push button. Most all race cars have this setup.
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