Not to worry. Fix the ground in the trunk and all will be well.
Blair J. Weiss wrote:
> So I am putting my 78 B back together after a long drawn out rebuild.
> Finally put the dash back in and all the connections... what's left? go
> buy a battery... just for giggles, I put a voltmeter on my old battery
> 11.97V... hum.. a little weak, (it's been sitting 3 years) but hasn't
> lost a cell. Hum...
> Turn the key... no click, click click.... take the cover off, hit the
> points with sandpaper... no click, click, click.
> Check the voltage to the pump at the terminal in the boot. got voltage.
> Take the fuel pump out connect to battery charger... clickity, clickity,
> clickety... must be bad ground.
> Put fuel pump back in place. Connect battery, manually shove fuel pump
> ground into neg. post of battery... clickity, clickity, clickety...
> alright... turn the key... it started in 3 spins after been sitting 3
> years... turn backwards from the drivers seat and look through the
> battery box at the fuel pump and happen to see a drip of fuel. shut it
> down. Disconnect the batter neg. post.
> OK... so I want to see which hose is leaking... for some reason, I held
> the ground lead from the fuel pump to the neg terminal of the battery
> with the normal battery ground strap disconnected... the result was as
> if I turned the key to the on position, the interier lights came on and
> so did the dash dummy lights.. and the fuel pump started clicking...
> so... I put the neg battery cable back on the neg battery terminal and
> held the fuel pump common to the battery... nothing... so it appears the
> electricals act normal when the ground lead is connected to the battery,
> but with just the fuel pump ground to the battery, for some reason the
> whole ingnition systems seems to turn on?
> Blair Weiss