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Maintenance / Re: Alternator not charging/ starter switch ground
« on: April 11, 2022, 11:31:53 PM »
The battery is one year old, they replaced it before they shipped the car to me. probably due to this issue which I am sure existed before I bought the car. The voltage at battery is 12.6 before start the voltage at battery is 12.6 after start the voltage at 1500 is 12.6. The battery holds a charge a long time if not used. Car has a tictoc tach and gauges the generator light, as per factory, does not light up upon start or any time. the brake light does. Everything else electrical in the car seems to work, even courtesy lights. The ampmeter works but shows only 12 volts at any speed. Less if the lights are on which will kill the battery eventually. The car will run at least 100 miles on the battery during the day (I have not driven further). All parts were stock replacement except voltage reg which was solid state but made no difference. The original  voltage reg is back on the car. The parts are cheap, like dirt cheap, if I want to throw parts at a car, I can. It's my car, and it hasn't made a difference so i don't see your criticism. It's not your money. the last thing I want to do is chase wires, I hate it. I may have to do it, but if I can eliminate everything else beforehand cheap, then ok by me, and I'm the one that counts. It all points, stock coil, nothing aftermarket. It is stock. I'm curious at the ground from the factory connector at the starter switch that I mentioned, there is no wire going to the blade. Shouldn't there be? the battery does not lose much a charge even after a 60 mile run during the day (no lights or radio use), it's still well over 11 volts, it just never charges. Oh I know the voltage because I used a multimeter on the car, and I constantly do so to make sure I have an optimal charge before I take it out. So, I've check at the alternator, during start up, running, after a trip etc.

Maintenance / Alternator not charging/ starter switch ground
« on: April 10, 2022, 11:35:35 PM »
So, Electrical is NOT my thing. My 68 camaro charging system has never worked since I got it. Changed the alternator, Voltage reg, horn relay, ignition key change. I went to Change the ignition switch itself, and found no wire going into the factory connector on the back of the switch for the ground blade. Car ran fine except it never charged the battery, every worked save the lighter and and it never charged the battery. Shouldn't there be a ground wire going to the ignition switch, and could this be my problem or just another one?

General Discussion / Re: NHRA National Record At Maple Grove
« on: November 12, 2009, 09:06:09 PM »
I'm off that week, I could come up and make a working vacation at the shop for ya. Still got my apron? Has anyone washed it for pete's sakes?! LOL

General Discussion / Re: NHRA National Record At Maple Grove
« on: November 11, 2009, 08:59:20 PM »
Ill still be able to make friday during the day if you wind up going. I haven't seen the car in one piece yet aside from photos

General Discussion / Re: NHRA National Record At Maple Grove
« on: November 11, 2009, 01:15:39 AM »
Jerry, Valdosta,GA is very close to me and I'm off my day job that whole week. If you come down for the event let me know, I can probably hang out that weekend. Yes it's about 13-14 hours from you. It's about two hours west, northwest of me.  The weather here has been mid-high 70s during the day likely about the same there maybe a bit lower by then. It'd be awesome to finally see the car run if you come down! I'm probab;y not going to make it back up to Maryland until Xmas.

Chris Hires

General Discussion / Re: Ben Wenzel, MacNeish Qualifiying Session
« on: August 04, 2009, 05:44:38 AM »
NICE WHEELSTAND! First pics of the car I've seen in action! Took your advice and registered. This happened to be the first post I saw. Hope to make it up there soon.

Chris Hires

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