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  1. Hi Dick, We appreciate you showing us the hard way to do things. Paul
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  2. I replaced the 2 diodes on the BIRD board 10 year’s ago when it was back feeding 12V power to the fuel shutoff... engine would not shut off. A year ago I had to replace them again but this time they exploded. Didn’t have the correct amp diodes so put 3 smaller ones in parallel. This lasted until a month ago when one exploded again and melted the solder connection to the other 2. Called M & M about having them re-work the Bird board...$95 to troubleshoot and another $350 to repair...NOT. Did my own troubleshooting and discovered the Big Boy was drawing 9 amps... one of the small coil wires was shorted to the case/ground... Yes, I’d replaced one of the 7.5 amp fuses with a 10A. Tried the 40MT starter solenoid I have but the Bird would not energize it... requires almost 15 amps. So much for it being a replacement... only good as a $25 source of new contacts. Thought about going the Blue Sea route but ended up buying a $150 Big Boy which takes 4 amps to energize. Only been a couple days but everything is working.
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