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Old May 24th, 20, 03:19 PM
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I'm trying to figure out a few parts, relays, ECT. Im new to the forum, or at least to asking for help. Can anyone tell me what the silver piece is that says start and has a button of sorts.

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Old May 24th, 20, 06:43 PM
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Welcome to the Team Jr!

That is an aftermarket part that didn't come with the car when new. It could be for bumping the engine over to adjust valves or it could just be to signal the home planet that he is ready to go back home. No way of telling from just that picture.

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Old May 24th, 20, 07:03 PM
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Well it goes directly into the fuse box and nothing was cut or anything, looks perfectly like factory. Was thinking that it was a relay if sorts.
I need to just trace it back to the other side of the fuse box. Thanks for the assistance tho.
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Old May 24th, 20, 10:10 PM
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Been working on Chevy's Camaros and Novas mostly for the past half century and I have never saw that before. I owned them when they were new and worked on them as a used car. Even used cars sold at auction to make sure they stayed running to cross the floor.

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Welcome to Team Nova Andrew!

Beats the heck out of me, never seen one of them either..
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Old May 25th, 20, 06:28 PM
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I'll post some more pics tomorrow morning, showing both sides and where it goes into the wiring harness
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Old May 25th, 20, 08:51 PM
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That may be helpful..
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Or you could look in the Assembly Manual at every piece that Chevy ever put on a Nova There are only four or five pages that show that view of the fire wall area where the master cylinder bolts up.

If Chevy ever used that part there will be a part number associated with it, a torque value for the screws that secure and a reference to the wiring that comes out of it. Very valuable reference book every owner should have a copy of it.

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Old May 26th, 20, 11:31 PM
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Guys on another forum stated that it's part of the seat belt sensor or something like that. I'm going to research how to bypass it
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Old Jun 28th, 20, 03:02 PM
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Never seen that before from the factory. Like Big Dave said, look's like a starter bump switch.
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Looks like the seatbelt interlock bypass than was on some 1974 Chevys.

Enabled mechanics to start the Engine without fastening the seat belts.

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Old Jul 15th, 20, 06:54 PM
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Randy is correct. It was only used in 74 and part of 75 as it was considered a safety hazard to have to buckle the belt to start the car. The hazard being if someone was trying to attack you and you were attempting to get away, kinda lame but glad it was discontinued.
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Old Jul 28th, 20, 04:51 AM
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Quote:
"The hazard being if someone was trying to attack you and you were attempting to get away, kinda lame but glad it was discontinued."
I wouldn't even believe this if I hadn't looked it up. Turns out, it's true.
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