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I'm working on a 1982 newport28 with an "atomic universal 5411" engine, the relay buzzes immediately whenignition key is turned on

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Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? I read what you wrote, but I do not see any kinds of questions. What kinds of questions did you have on the issue?

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I do have to run, are you here?

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