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63 Parisienne Ignition switch?


My car has had a bit of an intermittent miss. I left it idling, it just quit, no rough idle or usual issue like that. It will also miss once in a while, like skip, like the power to the points went off an on in a second. Then tonight coming home from A&W, it flat out quit, wouldn't restart while coasting with the clutch engaged, but started right up when I tried the key/starter. Had a few more skips on the way home, but otherwise ran good.

 

I was thinking it might be my Pertronics or the coil, both are pretty new. But then when it didn't start while coasting (at 50MPHn with key on) until I hit the starter, I'm thinking the ignition switch.

 

Any thoughts?

Source for a switch if that's what it is?

Thanks,

Don



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DonSSDD wrote:

Source for a switch if that's what it is?

 


 If I'm not mistaken Don,the Canadian Pontiac 1963 ignition (#632) is a rare animal. 

When I was looking they were hard to find....I see there are a few on ebay now but the $$$$ has gone way up.

1963 Tempest (630) has the same terminal configuration,but the threaded barrel is short on threads

and the long stand-off makes it loose in the dash.

When I was working at the shop I was going to reduce the Tempest stand-off and tread the barrel to match the 63 Pontaic threading on the barrel.

Never found the time and my ignition is still good. I do have a used spare.

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The thread pitch is 1"-24  .....same thread used on most bicycle handlebars.



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Thanks, great pics. 8 pins................... My Chevies 59, 62, and 63 Corvette, all had the same switch with minor differences. The 59 I had had no ACC position and there were some differences in lighting, but the pins were all aligned the same.

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I wonder if I run a hot wire from the battery to the + side of the coil (my pertronics has full 12 volt), via an on off toggle switch, if that eliminated the miss, it would prove the pertronics and the coil were good and narrow it down to a switch problem? Am I thinking right here?

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Mahone Bay, NS Still not old enough to need an automatic



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This ignition is supposedly for a 63 Tempest but it definitely looks more like a

63 Pontiac....good price compared to the others on ebay.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1963-Tempest-Pontiac-1964-1965-Pontiac-Ignition-Switch-NORS-US-37-/282560038040?hash=item41c9e40498:g:c04AAOSw-29ZXsTd&vxp=mtr



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Geez Greaser, you are very helpful. I bought it- even if I don't need it now and I might, its good to have and the price was good, US$12 shipping too.

It looks like one of my Chevy ones on the pot metal barrel, with that light fixture attached and all the threads. They have 5 pins, I have a good one, but the Pontiac has those ones marked 1, 2, and reg.



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Mahone Bay, NS Still not old enough to need an automatic

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