Unfortunately, it's too damned cold to do much work in the garage but I've started by addressing the ignition switch and it's wiring. Red Rover is a 1977 model has VIN VSX1T 789 so it is a VERY early P200 and came with a 4 pole ignition switch however when I got it, all the wires under the headset were loose and I have no idea how to connect them to the switch. Fortunately, I've gotten a lot of help from the Forum guys.
"I need help wiring an ignition switch for Red Rover. RR is an early 1977 model with the old 4 pole switch. When I bought it, there was no ignition switch, and all the wires were just hanging loose so I'm stuck. I don't know where the wires should go.
I did some checking and found that in the Off position poles 2 and 4 are connected so I'm thinking that the green kill switch wire should connect to pole 2.
In the On position, poles 1 and 3 are connected so I'm thinking that the red wire from the battery should go to pole 1 and the black wire should go to pole 3 although the connector on the black wire is too small and will have to be replaced. There are three connectors on the black wire. If one goes to the ignition switch, where do the other two go?
What goes onto terminal 4? I have a two-white wire connector and a three-wire connector available. If one of those goes to the ignition switch, where does the other one go?
I have a wiring diagram but I'm not very good at reading it. Besides, it shows a newer ignition switch.
I'm at a loss so I'd appreciate and help you guys can give me."
Fortunately, you guys came through with great advice:
From Ray 8
2-4 disconnected on:
Black (ground) from the horncast junction box to either 2 or 4. Two other black connectors are ground to the speedo and indicator lights.
Green (kill wire) to the other 2 or 4.
1-3 connected on:
Red (from battery) to 1 or 3.
Whites & green/white(?) from the flasher relay to to the other 1 or 3.
Thanks too to SaFi5, Kowlaski, whodatschrme and especially Orwell84 for all their help... with photos. I'll get out to the garage with my multimeter and see if I can get this hooked up.
4 pole switch
The way I got it.