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Subject: Fwd: [oletrucks] off topic--charging question
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Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 09:38:45 EDT


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Thanks for the reply. It will be awhile before I can check on the Nomad. It's 
on one side of WA, and I'm on the other. Let's me tell you as much as I can, 
then you can add more info if you feel it's needed.

We have an alternator with an external regulator. The alt is NOT a single wire. 
We do have an amp meter inside the car. There are NO idiot lights. The big wire 
from the regulator goes to the amp meter to the battery. We haven't checked any 
of those connections to see if they are hot.

Both of us feel somewhat capable when it comes to turning a wrench, but this 
has us baffled. Actually, with a car having only a couple wires it makes us 
feel very incapable. Oh well, guess that's why neiher of us chose automotives 
as a career.

It seems to me that if we have a bad amp meter the battery won't be getting a 
charge. I will have my dad check to see if it's hot on one side and not the 
other. Thanks

Dave P
'51 project
'53 part-time project

>Subject: Re: [oletrucks] off topic--charging >
>with the information i have read , you have a alt with a regulator outside
>the  unit?
>check the wire to big post on alt with a test lite.
>it should be hot; if not it goes to ampmeter if you have one, then to the
>post on starter.
>if it is hot then chech conections at reg with lite, one should turn on and
>off with key. if not check fuses or ignition  switch ect.
>If I can Help more E-Me
>Greg in Fla
>P.s ,give me all of info, like gauges, idit lites Ect
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Passnb4U@aol.com <Passnb4U@aol.com>
>To: my51truck@eudoramail.com <my51truck@eudoramail.com>;
>oletrucks@autox.team.net <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
>Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2000 7:57 AM
>Subject: Re: [oletrucks] off topic--charging question
>>In a message dated 4/26/00 6:01:15 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
>>my51truck@eudoramail.com writes:
>>> Good morning list,
>>>  I asked the list for some help a few weeks ago while I was visiting my
>>> parents. I was working on his '55 Nomad, 327/th400, and it wasn't
>>> ve checked the alternator, replaced the voltage regulator, and the
>>> received a good charging (outside the car) I received lots of responses
>>> to those folks...THANKS.
>>>  One question that never got answered and has me puzzled is "How does the
>>> charge from the alternator get to the battery?" Does it pass through the
>>> starter, or is it just magic? My dad and I are stumped. The car still
>>> charging.
>>>  any suggestions?  Please help. It's no fun cruising then asking for a
>>> -
>>>  Dave P
>>>  '51 project
>>>  '53 part-time project
>>  I could be wrong.....but it may pass thrugh the amp gauge...if the amp
>>gauge is open internally, no charge is sent to the battery.
>>  Mike
>>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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