|To:||"Tony Drews" <email@example.com>, <KENMUN@aol.com>,<FOT@autox.team.net>|
|Subject:||Re: [FOT] tr3 alternator/negative ground|
|From:||"Bill Sohl" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 22 Feb 2006 10:02:21 -0500|
|Reply-to:||"Bill Sohl" <email@example.com>|
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Drews" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
To: <KENMUN@aol.com>; <FOT@autox.team.net>
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: [FOT] tr3 alternator/negative ground
Ken, haven't seen any responses to this, so I'll jump in.
No change needed. The starter will run in the correct direction on either pos or neg ground.
Of course, ground the negative side of the battery. If you are running the ammeter, you'll need to reverse the wires to it, I think.
Take the generator bracket off of the side of the motor, and plug the holes with bolts and sealant - they go through the block and will leak if left open. Use a one wire alternator of some sort (most use the GM, but some use little japanese ones). Bottom attaches to the front of the front plate where the old generator mounted. Put a strap from the front of that bolt to a water pump bolt. You may have to saw a bit off of the alternator to make the pulleys line up. Mine needed about 1/4" - GM one wire alternator. Use stock upper adjustment strap. Put oversized pulley on alternator so it doesn't spin too fast and burn up the bearings. (Moroso or something)
Correct, although the coil will still probably work anyway but at a reduced efficiency.
The factory radio won't work in this arrangement. :)
But check the radio itself as several radios of that era had a pos/neg ground switch or plug that can be reset to NEG ground. But since this is for a vintage racer, I doubt the vehicle has a radio anyway. I once sold a TR-4 (pos ground) to a neighbor and when he replaced the battery he just assumed it was neg ground. After installing a new battery with NEG ground, everything on the TR4 worked as it should except the ammeter which indicated opposite conditions. Cheers, Bill Sohl === Help keep Team.Net on the air === http://www.team.net/donate.html === unsubscribe/change address requests to email@example.com === Archives at http://www.team.net/archive === http://www.team.net/the-local
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