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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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You can check it off the battery with the car running

Posted on: 5/28 7:20
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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ok. So I think I did this correct with the settings on the reader. It settled between 7 and 8 volts as the engine was running. The battery is fully charged.

Assuming I did the reading correctly, what else can i check for the neg (-) reading on the Ammeter?

Thoughts appreciated!

Posted on: 5/28 12:55
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Batteries are actually a bit sensitive to voltage. The charging voltage should not be set over 7¼ volts.

Posted on: 5/28 14:27
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Thanks HPH
So what does that mean? I need a new battery? Volts Amps and Ohms are for sure not my thing!

Thanks

Posted on: 5/28 14:33
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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It appears that your generator is working if you get 7+ volts at the battery, assuming a fairly accurate volt meter. Perhaps your ammeter is defective, or polarity is incorrect.

Posted on: 5/28 17:01
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Thanks. Is there a corrective action to take to correct polarity?

Posted on: 5/28 17:43
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Just swap the wire positions on the Amp meter.

Posted on: 5/28 17:44
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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And then swap them back? Or ok to leave them that way?

Posted on: 5/28 17:54
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Swap and leave them. If the amp meter reads backwards, it because the wires are hooked up backwards.

For example on my car, it's now 12v negative ground, so I had to swap the wires so it would read correctly.

Posted on: 5/28 19:11
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Thanks guys!! That did the trick. Settles nicely on 0 now.

Another item I am looking at now is the temperature. The gauge works. Is spot on the temp of the engine. When she warms up and running, it settles at 180 degrees. The problem I run into is when it is warm, and then I sit in place and idle for a bit, the temperature jumps. Probably to 190 or 200. it doesn't peg at the 212. It would probably peg to 212, if i just left it sitting idle. When I get going again, it settles to 180......eventually.

Is this "normal"? or is this a symptom of something else? I replaced the water pump, fan is in good working order. I do have that pesky leak, that i have not pin pointed yet, but it is a drip and nothing major. I am certain the level is full each time i take her out so it is not a lack of coolant.

Thoughts appreciated.
Ben

Posted on: 5/29 8:43
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