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Re: 1948 8N 12V front coil-Electric circuit question

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01-09-2013 07:50:29

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Good post. New battery. Alt belt definitely not broke. And I believe I had the alt tested last summer and it was fine...So is option 3 - battery loafs (it's a reserve power supply duh) and alt provides enough power to run everything...?

Very interesting, and a good learning exper. for me...thing is, new battery almost dead when I tried to start...hadn't run it in months, but the 'old' 'bad' battery almost always at least would give me a few good, makes me wonder if the last time I drove it, late summer, the alt was going and thus, I drained my new battery...will check on that. Thanks for the input.

Update-got er wired up - Yellow Alt, yellow IGN, red Ammeter(+) and wire to lights, all in one wire nut. Hit starter with key off and ammeter goes down. Pull light switch (I forget if I had key on or off) and ammeter goes up. Sound normal? (All those with motor not running).

Can I safely test my alternator, or do I have to take it to the parts store for a test?
This post was edited by Eriklane at 05:09:44 01/10/13 3 times.

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01-10-2013 12:17:41

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 Re: 1948 8N 12V front coil-Electric circuit question in reply to Eriklane, 01-09-2013 07:50:29 ask......."Can I safely test my alternator, or do I have to take it to the parts store for a test?" taker to the store, tests are usually "free". ........Dell, 12V advocate for the right reasons

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