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How do I bypass to the battery???
« on: September 27, 2011, 11:25:07 AM »




Is it from the starter relay to the battery?  (Where ever)
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011, 01:18:14 PM »

Starter relay, where the positive connects to it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 06:21:48 PM »



What if I just put a jumper there?
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 07:04:16 PM »

http://www.mymopar.com/60to65_wiring.htm

Big positive wire goes to the starter relay from the battery. Alternator (red) wire goes to the amp gauge, then a return black wire back to the starter relay where the big red positive battery cable attaches.  The bulkhead connector is a good place to have positive power with the key on, something you could remove if you wanted and run a full wire to the amp gauge, remove one power loss location and chance of corrosion. Jumping to this location (bulkhead connector) gives you a positive feedback from power going through the amp gauge and may not be the best thing to do, make it difficult to measure charge/discharge because it is getting direct power on both sides of the gauge, which isn't right.
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 07:54:40 PM »



There was a trick they were doing which left the meter alone and functional.  An additional wire was run which ran past the ammeter to the battery.  This put more charge on the battery and reduced the charging load on the ammeter.  I believe the meter functioned normally.  The chassis load was still running through it.  I need to put a fuseable link in there somewhere too to the alternator
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011, 09:15:00 PM »

Oh, sorry. But hey, if you want to update to a newer model, since you are rewiring the almost whole car, pick a model and go with it. I know the 68 has a fusible link. Sorry, whatever the little trick is, post it so I can be learned something.
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2011, 09:29:12 PM »



actually this set up is much better because they secure the connections with screws to a posy.  There is no heavy load on the bulkhead connectors, and no spades for the power to go through.  They're just exposed
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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2011, 07:43:24 AM »

Yeah, the little connectors are nicer than six wires attached to each other and hidden in a wiring harness. I remember a couple of them on my TR4, which only has two fuses to begin with.
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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2011, 06:23:32 PM »

Ok..
From the battery output stud at alternator with fusible link run a 10 guage wire to the battery output stud at t he starter relay.
10 minutes,no crispy ammeter guages,no burnt bulkheads.
It will still work,but not as accurate.
I recommend running a voltmeter if accuracy is important.
 I hope this is what yer after.
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2011, 05:34:39 PM »

Thats a much easier way than I did mine on the 68 Ny'er. My Ammeter actually shorted out and burned. So I repaired the bulkhead connector and just put the alternator output wire on the other side of the ammeter with all the accessory connections.

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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2011, 06:17:43 PM »



What do you think if that plan?
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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2011, 08:52:05 AM »

Sounds good.
It may help spread out the load,in theory.
 
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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2011, 03:37:18 PM »



That still didn't answer my question though.  I was trying to remember the bypass trick you guys used.  Was that a 2nd wire from the alternator to the relay?
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