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RE: Disabling 1966 B Body Ammeter


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...To get right to the point (after all that), it's just a question as to what is the root cause of the issue that is making people want to disconnect their ammeters...


 No ideas?  Can anybody identify the weak point in the system?



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I'd put in a circuit breaker just in case....how do I know? Back in the 80's I had a trio gauge setup under my dash in my 57. Amps/oil/temp the oil was a copper line(didn't like the plastic ones) that went under the dash through the firewall to the back of the block. I left a bit of slack so it wouldn't be stressed. Some how with all the people getting in/out of the car(sometimes 4 crammed in the front!) the copper wire shorted across the ammeter terminals right when I was turning onto a side road! Melted the copper line...smoke and oil everywhere!!!! Pulled over once onto side road,jumped out and unhooked bat. Was lucky she didn't burst into flames.... guess I left too much slack in the copper line!hmm One of those "car times" you never forget.



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Yup... circuit breaker of some sort sounds like a good idea!

Great story... I can picture the feeling of panic, the smoke and the smell!  Glad it didn't turn into a BBQ!!



-- Edited by MC on Wednesday 16th of January 2019 06:38:27 AM

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