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RE: [oletrucks] Ammeter / Voltmeter

To: "'NTemple46@aol.com'" <NTemple46@aol.com>, oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Ammeter / Voltmeter
From: "Hanlon, Bill" <Bill.Hanlon@COMPAQ.com>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 07:49:49 -0500
United Speedometer (ain't cheap, but real nice products) 
show a complete replacement set of gauges for AD trucks 
on their web page at http://www.speedometershop.com/enc-pag.htm
In place of an ammeter they have a 8-16 voltmeter.  Maybe 
you could talk them into selling just the voltmeter.

I have a one wire alternator in my 57 GMC connected to 
a Sun ammeter which happens to fit exactly into the 
hole vacated by the stock idiot light.  I made sure the 
wiring from alternator to meter to the distribution 
point was 10 gauge and in good shape.  It has been 
working for 8 years with no complaints.

-----Original Message-----
From: NTemple46@aol.com [mailto:NTemple46@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 8:06 PM
To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
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.  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
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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