I don't know, I bought the car in November and it was garage kept by a sculptor in Utah who was going to restore it and changed his mind...all the maintenance records seemed good on it, no rust, only 124,000 miles, great compression on the motor and stuff. The glow plug timer relay is on the inner fender, not the firewall...the Haynes manual (which, by the way, in my humble opinion would not allow someone to completely rebuild a car!) says that's where it supposed to be...is that wrong? There is a wire that runs from the starter/solenoid that goes up under the dash on the passengers side, but I don't have a clue as to what that is for. Looks original to the car.
Anyway, I went out this morning with a hammer (to bang) and a screwdriver (to bridge those connections) and turned the key for the hell of it and she started right up...what a lovely b**ch! Im pissed and happy at the same time...more happy, although I haven't turned her off since! ha ha...will fill up later. I think I will call the shop and see if they can squeeze me in to change the starter and just borrow the $ from my girlfriend...if they cant get me in I will take the hammer and screwdriver and promises of ice cream with me to the OBX!! Speaking of which...how fast do you have to be going to pop start the car, and can I push it while in neutral and then hop in and put it in second, or do I have to have it in second while someone else pushes? I used to have a 76 Datsun 280z and I seem to remember pushing that and then hopping in and banging it into second from neutral?
Thanks to all of you for all of your help...I learned so much! (even if I do have grease under my fingernails for it, yuk!) Blessings on you all and your own beasts, may they run forever (without need for a hammer and screwdriver