I believe a running point ignition draws around 2-3 amps, and most
electric fuel pumps draw less than that. Depending on condition and
size, a fairly new battery should be good for 40-60 amp hours, so I'd
say you should be safe for at least 8-10 hours with a fully charged
battery and no generator. Of course lights (don't forget brake lights)
or any other electrical device will shorten that considerably.
BTW I was in Harbor Freight a few days ago, they had a digital
multimeter on sale for $7 !
David Lee wrote:
> Hi Everyone
> I just put Justin Wagners valve cover gasket in my tr4 after baking it
> yesterday. It did the trick and it looks good too.
> Thanks Justin!
> Anyhow I seen to have a problem where I never consider the obvious when
> troubleshooting problems. My poor mileage is most likely a combination of
> poorly tuned carbs, misaligned needle/jet and dag nabbit maybe just maybe
> the small leak in my gas line hidden under the carb. Im not sure if the
> leak is new since it never squirted me before but hopefully its the only
> leak I have.
> To my real question! How long do you think a car could run with a non
> functioning generator? I havent hooked my ammeter back up since Im planning
> on yanking and refinishing my dash and Im pretty sure the generators wired
> and working but if it werent would I be able to drive very far? I have an
> electric fuel pump and thats all I can think would be draining the battery
> other than the small amount needed for the spark.
> Thanks for your time!
> David Lee
> 64 no oil leak TR4