In a message dated 5/1/00 3:35:32 AM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> ...No fuel pump clicking, no radio, no gauges, no starter, no lights,
> no clock, nothing. Well, almost nothing. The brake check light and the
> horn work.
Sounds like you used your ammeter as a fuse.
All circuits - except the ones you mentioned - get power via the
ammeter and then the fuse block. In the event of a short in the
harness or a fuse not blowing fast enough, the wiring inside the
ammeter becomes a fusible link.
You can try shorting out the ammeter and see if that gets you
going, but _something shorted out to cause this to happen_ and
the ammeter probably sacrificed itself to save the rest of your
car from a meltdown. Jumpering it will just reactivate the short.
John Sandhoff email@example.com Sacramento, CA
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I concur, the same thing happened on my 69. Look for smoke or burn marks on
your ammeter. Mine was a short at the alternator and exhaust manifold that
caused the meter to blow.