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wiring Question

Postby budman » Tue May 31, 2016 10:28 am

Hi folks. i have a 61 cub that I got last year. it had a 6 volt gen. the wires were real bad . looked like a birds nest. i ripped them and the gen off and converted to a GM one wire alt. I broke the amp gauge try to take it off so I replaced it with a volt gauge. i used a wiring diagram for a Delco 10 si alt.If I hook the ign. wire up to the post that the diagram shows . which is the one coming from bat post on alt. I do not have any power at the coil. when I put it on the other post I have power. will this be ok? or did I do something wrong? All the other wires are just like the diagram . Sorry so wordy. thanks.

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Re: wiring Question

Postby Eugene » Tue May 31, 2016 11:01 am

I suspect the volt meter is not wired correctly. Wiring into the electrical system of an amp gauge and volt meter are not identical.

Try this. Hook the wire from the alternator and the terminal on the starter to the + terminal on the volt meter. The ignition wire leading to the coil is attached to the - terminal on the the volt meter.

If this doesn't work you can always obtain an amp meter from the auto parts store.
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Re: wiring Question

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue May 31, 2016 11:37 am

Eugene is correct, on an ammeter the current going to and from the battery passes through a shunt resister inside it, but a voltmeter reads the voltage, and current will not pass through it.
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Re: wiring Question

Postby budman » Tue May 31, 2016 11:57 am

Thanks guys. I'll try that soon as I can get a chance.

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Re: wiring Question

Postby BIGHOSS » Tue May 31, 2016 12:49 pm

I try to keep everything very simple (my brain works better that way). Hooking up a dash mounted volt meter is the same as checking battery voltage with a meter. One wire goes to positive side and the other wire goes to ground.
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Re: wiring Question

Postby staninlowerAL » Tue May 31, 2016 3:36 pm

BIGHOSS wrote:I try to keep everything very simple (my brain works better that way). Hooking up a dash mounted volt meter is the same as checking battery voltage with a meter. One wire goes to positive side and the other wire goes to ground.

:Dito: mine too. Diagram looks like this:
volt gauge1b.JPG

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Re: wiring Question

Postby budman » Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:05 am

Thanks every one. I got a 49 that's already been converted to alt. I didn't want to take the hood off to trace wires. but when I got home last night I was able to use a flash light and trace the wires down. The wire from the bat. post on alt. and the one from starter go to one post on ign. switch. one wire comes from the other post on the ign. and goes to the + side of the volt meter. another wire comes from the same post on the ign. and goes to the coil. The other post on the volt meter is - and goes to ground. I just thought I would share this in case it could help someone out later. Again guys thanks.


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