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post #1 of 9 Old 02-03-2013, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Newbie w/ Safety Neutral Question

Hello all.
I am new here and have picked up on my old CJ project. I built it myself (scary enough) and it doesn't have a safety neutral switch (which scares the heck out of me). Lets just say I have a dented bumper and a banged up garage.

I want to install the switch but don't know what I need. '78 CJ with original column. Chevy V8 and Chevy SM 465 manual transmission w/ Dana 20 transfer case. What do I need? Any suggestions?

Any help would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-03-2013, 06:29 PM
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just find a buddy with a jeep that has a manual transmission. look at his safety switch,

i have a 1984 model cj with manual trans, my safety switch is on the clutch petal, the clutch must be pushed in, this closes the switch, before it will start.

so the safety switch must be activated by depressing the clutch.

not sure, but is this the answer to the question you are asking,

if so, it should be a std off the shelf part and hooked into the starter circuit
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post #3 of 9 Old 02-03-2013, 06:35 PM
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just find a buddy with a jeep that has a manual transmission. look at his safety switch,

i have a 1984 model cj with manual trans, my safety switch is on the clutch petal, the clutch must be pushed in, this closes the switch, before it will start.

so the safety switch must be activated by depressing the clutch.

not sure, but is this the answer to the question you are asking,

if so, it should be a std off the shelf part and hooked into the starter circuit
He is talking about the neutral safety switch that prevents a auto from starting when the columb is in foward or reverse gears.

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post #4 of 9 Old 02-03-2013, 06:36 PM
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i seen thru a search engine,they were adapting micro switches on the start wire to the tranny linkage.Might see how a chevy truck is setup

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I don't run one. When wheeling, sometimes it's needed to start in gear. Just gotta pay attention to what your doing.

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post #6 of 9 Old 02-03-2013, 06:40 PM
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post #7 of 9 Old 02-04-2013, 01:11 AM
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He is talking about the neutral safety switch that prevents a auto from starting when the columb is in foward or reverse gears.
Not with a SM465 manual transmission.

Personally, I hate clutch safety switches in manual transmission vehicles, and I've disabled them in every manual trans car I've owned. It only took one time of my running a dune buggy up my leg to learn always have your foot on the clutch of a manual trans vehicle when you start it.

If the Jeep is used off-road I would want the ability to move the vehicle with the starter if necessary, so if you have to have a clutch safety switch I would want a manual switch so I could override the clutch switch.
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Not with a SM465 manual transmission.

Personally, I hate clutch safety switches in manual transmission vehicles, and I've disabled them in every manual trans car I've owned. It only took one time of my running a dune buggy up my leg to learn always have your foot on the clutch of a manual trans vehicle when you start it.

If the Jeep is used off-road I would want the ability to move the vehicle with the starter if necessary, so if you have to have a clutch safety switch I would want a manual switch so I could override the clutch switch.
Woops!!! Missed that whole part about being a manual..... Sorry !!!

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post #9 of 9 Old 02-04-2013, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help guys. I've got some good ideas now
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