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1968 starter stays engaged

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Old 04-08-2011, 01:10 PM
 
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My 1968 Thunderbird is a true beauty. I picked her up almost two years ago straight after my return from Iraq with the USMC as a welcome home gift to myself.
She sits covered now, under a carport because i can't figure out this damn starter issue. I'm pretty sure it's something to do with my ignition becaue priior to this problem, there would be times when i turned the key off and the engine kept running.
I'm very familiar with mechanical work but i just want to make sure i'm doing it right. I've never worked on an antique before.
If anyone knows a good repair manual or troubleshooting guide that can walk me through it, please, let me know.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:39 PM
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start with you ignition switch, not the part you put your key in... most likely located behind the gauges on top of the column. this is probably your issue
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