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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 01, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, I bought a repro cowl induction kit for my 67. When I push in the kick down switch, the relay on the firewall just clicks. I already bought a new gm flapper solenoid, and if possible like to avoid buying stuff that might not be broke. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 01, 01:21 PM
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Does the solenoid have good ground contact? Restored cars often have too much paint at grounding points.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 01, 02:58 PM
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I had the same problem, in the end I had to
wedge the flapper sol'away from the hood
because every time i tightened the bracket
the sol' got pulled at an angle and did not
work. They do seem to be very weak for the
job they do. I wedged it with a 1/4" bolt.
With the head cut off I placed it between the
sol' & the hood side of the bracket, not
ideal I know & it did take some fiddling
about but in the end it worked. If you try
this do not over tighten the bracket.
I doubt if your flapper sol' is falty, just
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 01, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Does the casing of the solenoid act as the ground? If that's the case, the bracket that holds it in the cage has paint on it. Thanks for getting the ideas flowing. Keep em coming .

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 01, 03:21 PM
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Yes it does. If you want to test it you
can hold it in your hand, hold a length of
wire one end on the casing one end to any
earth and with the power wire connected press
the activating switch. I also had to scrap
some paint off the bracket.
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