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Antonnick
April 4, 2017, 6:15am Report to Moderator


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I thought it a bit strange when I purchased my 13/60 last week that the battery was positively earthed. Having now checked the available Information, this is indeed wrong.

But can you simply Change over to what it should be, i.e negative earth. The car does have some Minor electrical Problems e.g fuel gauge not recording full, and perhaps that is the reason why the battery discharged so quickly when the lights were on!
Surely the Dynamo would be unhappy to be producing power the wrong way round??

any advice welcome  



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Pete Lewis
April 4, 2017, 6:49am Report to Moderator

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Dynamo.s are polarity conscious without reading it up you used to  flash a quick quick 12v
pos to the main terminal  ??  

Gauges are voltage regulated , dont read right if reversed , there is a stabiliser clamped to the back of the speedo which regulates a 10.5 volt pulsed feed to both gauges

its certainly had battery been put on reversed and should be  neg earth as you have said,

pete


1964 1600 Vitesse 6 Cactus and Black , now  sold
now have T2000   Mk2 saloon in French Blue/grey trim  been  restored without running since 1997
now has power steering ,poly bushed and Alfa 156 seats
location  Luton
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