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#114086 11/02/22 06:49 AM
Joined: Feb 2022
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First time caller, long time listener.

I inherited a Greenfield Evolution 14/32 from a friend. Great machine. Needed some TLC which I’ve enjoyed doing.

I’d like to change the push button start to a keyed ignition. The ignition barrels I’m finding seem to have much lighter connections than the current battery terminal connections. Do I need to be concerned with amp ratings or anything?

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Hi Shredder,,
Ignition switch only requires small wires because it only has to power the starter solonoid. I would leave well enough alone because finding a key switch that will work it is not easy.

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Ok, so I would be assuming you have an early evolution that used the old button starter, which was basically a switch and solenoid all in one. To change that to a key start, you will need to add a bunch of wiring. Key switches cannot handle cranking amps and so use a solenoid. So you will need a key switch, which are easily available, you would just want a standard 5 pin indak style, then you will need a standard starter solenoid, then you will need to run wires through the switch to activate it. Then if you want it to shut down on the key you will also need to run a wire from the kill wire on the engine up to the key switch.

All do able, but not a 5 minute job.

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Yes, early Evolution model.

Thanks for the advise. I understand now what I’m looking at and what would need to be done.

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