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Subject: [oletrucks] Ammeter / Voltmeter
From: NTemple46@aol.com
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 21:06:21 EDT
I bought an alternator (one wire internal regulated) as I converted to HEI 
(from Langdon's) and will be switching to 12 volt setup.,  While talking to 
the man at the auto electric shop he said to stay away from the ammeter.  He 
warned me that he has rewired many a car and truck that had the ammeter go 
out, and then melted the wiring all over the place ruining the alternator and 
other items in its path.  I want to keep my gauge cluster appearing stock so 
he recommended either leaving the ammeter disconnected, or switching to a 
voltmeter instead.  Has anyone else had this problem?  Should I just hook up 
the ammeter?  The man seemed to know his stuff and I know little about auto 
electric do's and don'ts?  Can I put an inline fuse of sorts to keep the 
ammeter, but protect from catastrophic failure? Do any of the suppliers sell 
a voltmeter that will work in my 46 gauge cluster?  Thanks in advance.

46 2-ton
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