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Techical Discussions => Tech- - ELECTRICAL => Topic started by: Clay Calkins on February 06, 2012, 08:34:05 AM

Title: 57 Dodge Amp Guage Hook Up
Post by: Clay Calkins on February 06, 2012, 08:34:05 AM


(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif)  I am trying to hook up the original Amp Guage in my 57 Dodge custom Royale.  The previous owner hooked up an aftermarket gauge so that the alternator registered.  I put the original generator back on the car and I am now trying to hook up the gauge.  There are no bolts on the back of the gauge, just a hoop.  is this an inductive system if so how do I get it to work? 
Title: 57 Dodge Amp Guage Hook Up
Post by: Guests on February 06, 2012, 09:54:49 AM
Is there any way you can show a picture? I would honestly think the power would go to the hoop and the body of the gauge would be the ground. I just don't know for sure if this is a positive or negative ground vehicle, but as long as the gauge works, it will just read backwards if wired backwards, so no damage would be done. Just make sure whatever wire is attached is insulated from the rest of the case. I say this because the later two post amp gauges have a thin piece of phenolic material, which over time decays and breaks apart and shorts, which I don't want to happen to yours.
 
Is the gauge or dash cluster out of the car? You can use a battery charger to do a low voltage test of the proper wiring direction.
 
dana442012-02-06 14:55:17
Title: 57 Dodge Amp Guage Hook Up
Post by: Steve on February 06, 2012, 12:44:09 PM


Welcome
Title: 57 Dodge Amp Guage Hook Up
Post by: Clay Calkins on February 07, 2012, 04:51:35 AM


got the problem with the amp solved.  It was inductive.  Ran the insulated wire thru the hoop in the back and it worked. 
Title: 57 Dodge Amp Guage Hook Up
Post by: Clay Calkins on February 07, 2012, 04:54:11 AM


Thanks for the info.  I will be utilizing this site throughout the rebuild of my D500. Heading to the body shop next week.
Title: 57 Dodge Amp Guage Hook Up
Post by: Guests on February 07, 2012, 06:01:12 AM
Good deal.
 
Any before pictures so we can see the after pictures to compare.
 
Nothing against Steve, but we are a smaller site, but we are friendly and helpful, some real good people here.
Title: 57 Dodge Amp Guage Hook Up
Post by: firedome on February 09, 2012, 05:15:10 AM
I'd love to see pics of that car... my Grandpa's '57 Custom Royal
Lancer is THE car that got me into this whole Mopar and Forward Look
car mania!! WELCOME!!!