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Old 08-25-2016, 09:17 PM   #1
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Hello! My boyfriend & I are thrilled to be moving in the direction of our dreams. We recently purchase a 1976 Chevy Bus, that is not running.
We are now struggling with the wiring of the bus neutral safety switch. Does anyone know of a diagram that could help?

We have located several people selling a paper manual, which I intend to purchase. We are currently facing a major time crunch as our bus must be running with in 7 days.
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Old 08-25-2016, 09:35 PM   #2
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Chevrolet truck manuals for the light duty trucks are very close to the medium duty trucks. Body panels are different of course but mechanical works are really close. Check out lmc truck and there are a lot of chevrolet truck forums. I have a pdf chev pickup manual that is very close to my 1974 chev bluebird. The only difference is the bus body. The dash and drive train are all Chevy.

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Old 08-26-2016, 01:14 AM   #4
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Welcome!

No need to panic, this forum has members with enough magic to guide you through any repair, including the neutral safety switch

I happy to have been called an electrical genius on many occasion, so if you are in Richmond i can help.
Where are you located?

Ps. congrats on buying a classic!
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Old 08-26-2016, 05:47 PM   #5
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Thank you so much for your offer! Unfortunately, we are located in Vancouver, WA.
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Please when asking questions like this,state exactly what model chassis you have with as much info as you can give. 75 Chevy bus doesn't narrow it down much.
While in your possession did it run and now doesn't run? If so have you unhooked any wires such as door safety switches? How do you know it's the neutral safety switch? If you turn on the ignition and jump the starter solenoid will it run? Is it gas or diesel?
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It is a 76 if that makes a difference, gas. It has not run, saler did not have much info as it was left on his property. The starter works, it was tested @ a shop. Carborator is new, oil change, fluids, battery & various hoses, gasket on intake manafold all new. The neutral safety switch is a best guess as the issue. When key turned on lights on dash come on that is it.
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It is a 76 if that makes a difference, gas. It has not run, saler did not have much info as it was left on his property. The starter works, it was tested @ a shop. Carborator is new, oil change, fluids, battery & various hoses, gasket on intake manafold all new. The neutral safety switch is a best guess as the issue. When key turned on lights on dash come on that is it.
Possibly a safety lock-out switch... Along with neutral safety switch.
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Automatic or standard?
If it's standard, there's a clutch pedal switch also on some

And some vehicles (usually tractors) required the parking brake engaged

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