Put a new ignition switch in the 1053 today while I fried the turkey for tomorrow. The PO had really cobbled things up good. Had wires soldered to loop terminals and taped, wires twisted and taped, no solder, loop wire end plugged into a female spade terminal. But what really got me was the coil was wired backwards. The negative side was wired to the switch and the positive side went to the points. I did not think a coil would work if it was wired backwards. Any one with more electrical knowledge than I have anything to educate me a little?
Haven't tried the new switch as yet as I don't have the starter back from rebuild. But the lights work when the switch is on and they go off with the switch. Starter relay clicks when the switch goes to the start position. That is as far as I have got.