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1968 Torino Safety Neutral switch

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Forum Name: 1968-1969 Ford and Mercury
Forum Description: Technical discussion for 1968-1969 Ford and Mercury
Printed Date: 23-September-2023 at 4:05PM
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Topic: 1968 Torino Safety Neutral switch
Posted By: MzTorino68
Subject: 1968 Torino Safety Neutral switch
Date Posted: 20-April-2022 at 6:39AM
Hey yall I need some help. If anyone knows their way rounf a 68 torino I cant get her started. Pretty sure it's the sns but not 100%. Was able to hot jumper n ran her back home. But I dont have a 2nd person to assist with gettin her started. If you have any info I'd be grateful.

♡ Maggie

Posted By: Inkara1
Date Posted: 20-April-2022 at 8:44AM
Does it make a difference if you move the gear shifter around while you have the key in the start position? In my dad's 1969 Fairlane, you have to pull up on the column shifter with one hand while holding the key in start with the other. It's been like that for decades now, it's almost second nature now that we know what to do, and it's actually kind of a nifty anti-theft mechanism. 

1972 Gran Torino station wagon, light blue, 351C 2V, prior owner upgraded to 4V (2V heads), originally had a C4 but prior owner changed to C6 for some reason.

Posted By: handsofstone
Date Posted: 20-April-2022 at 2:55PM
Is the ignition switch on the dash?  One of my vehicles had the NSS go bad and I just put a remote button under the dash and wired it to the solenoid. It was actually pretty convenient and I never changed it.

Posted By: schufitz
Date Posted: 20-April-2022 at 3:35PM
Is it auto or manual?  If auto, column or floor shifter?  Fords of the 70's (late 60's too?) were notorious for sloppy auto column shifters/switches over time and they sometimes popped into reverse 'on their own', they even sent out warning stickers to place on dash. Growing up, we had a 73 wagon that you had to hold up on the column shifter if get it to start.  plenty of info if you google it

Hands...68/69 were still on dash.

1969 Torino GT/351W 2V/FMX/Vinyl Top/Black Jade/Gold Stripes/Nugget Gold Buckets/Console/Racing Mirrors/AC/PS/PDB

Posted By: DJames
Date Posted: 22-April-2023 at 11:35AM
If you want to bypass it, trace the wiring from the switch to where it plugs into the car's electrical system. There should be four wires there the two that you want are the red ones with a blue stripe. unplug the switch and run a jumper from one of the red/blue wires to the other. The two on the car side of the connection, not the switch side. By unplugging that, your car will be able to start while the car is in gear, and, you don't have any backup lights, so this is definitely absolutely NOT a permanent fix, but, at least you can start the car until you get it fixed. 

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