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Re: [oletrucks] Ammeter / Voltmeter

To: <NTemple46@aol.com>, <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Ammeter / Voltmeter
From: "joe" <chevy1@jps.net>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 20:18:10 -0700
Sure connect it up.  You or that guy can install a fusible link on the main
power supply wire leaving the alternator.  This was if their is a problem,
the link burns out like it's designed and the rest of your wiring is
protected from melting.  The fusible link should be two wire sizes smaller
than the wire it's protecting.

Cheap insurance to prevent costly repairs.

-----Original Message-----
From: NTemple46@aol.com <NTemple46@aol.com>
To: oletrucks@autox.team.net <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Date: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 6:29 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] Ammeter / Voltmeter

>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.
>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
>other items in its path.  I want to keep my gauge cluster appearing stock
>he recommended either leaving the ammeter disconnected, or switching to a
>voltmeter instead.  Has anyone else had this problem?  Should I just hook
>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
>a voltmeter that will work in my 46 gauge cluster?  Thanks in advance.
>46 2-ton
>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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