« Last post by 68autobug on 16 April 2017, 15:43 »
Hi [and Hi to Sean]
Yes, when I first restored My 1968 autostick beetle, I forgot that it couldn't be started in gear!!!! So, I used to use the VW jack and jack up the RHS so I could fit under the engine and with the ignition key on I would short out the two large threaded connections on the starter motor with a large screw driver. This even happened at a car show, so I waited until most cars/people had gone before I started the engine. This is also very dangerous as the car was in gear and wanted to move... Luckily I realised what was happening. Really, I should have started it in neutral anyway so I wouldn't be run over....
I was always going to put a switch in the car so I could short out the neutral switch. You can just pull the wires off the terminals and short them out with a paper clip etc.... but You are going to a lot of trouble..
cheers from Australia