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How many amps does a typical small block starter draw??

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Old 07-16-2002, 07:56 PM   #1
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How many amps does a typical small block starter draw??

I need to know for my demo derby car, since I will be using a push button starter, and I need to know how many amps the switch has to handle. 72 Buick LeSabre with a Buick 350 by the way. Thanks.
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Old 07-17-2002, 06:42 AM   #2
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Well I think you need to worry about how much the starter solenoid draws not the start itself. If the steering column start switch can handle it, I image you will need a small 10-20 AMP switch. You gotta remember this switch only sees those amps for a few seconds while the starter is turning over, so it's not like you have to get a big honking switch or anything
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