Thanks Randall, for the tutorial and the connector web site.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Randall" <email@example.com>
To: "'TR List'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2008 12:59 AM
Subject: Re: [TR] Ammeters and Voltmeters
>> In view of all the recent discussions on these meters, I was
>> wondering if it's difficult, or requires a lot of electrical
>> expertise to convert from a voltmeter (as in a TR6) to an ammeter?
> It's not trivial, but not terribly difficult either. Basically you have
> divide the electrical system into the battery and starter on one side
> perhaps the horns and the sense wire to the alternator), and everything
> on the other side; then connect the ammeter between them.
> Assuming this is a 73 or later TR6 (earlier cars had ammeters), you can
> remove 3 of the 4 brown wires that go to the tie point in the battery
> join them together somehow (perhaps with one of these:
> http://www.madelectrical.com/catalog/cn-1.shtml ) then run a pair of heavy
> wires (10 AWG will do, but I'd use 8) from the old tie point and the new
> point to the ammeter.
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