[Mgs] 54 TF ammeter question
barneymg at mgaguru.com
Sun Jan 18 08:43:11 MST 2015
I will guess that when you "switched" the two wires you actually
reinstalled them the same as before. Want to try it again?
At 03:24 PM 1/18/2015 +0000, dontoy--- via Mgs wrote:
>I have a 1954 TF which my father drove home from Pittsburgh in 1971.
>After an electrical problem way back then the ammeter got fried,
>along with damaging the temperature gauge. In an effort to go back
>to original I sent both units out for restoration to MoMa. I
>installed the temperature gauge first and it went up to 185* and
>held it there. That made me smile. Then I installed the ammeter.
>Since I had did the polarity switch (now a negative ground car) I
>wasn't sure which wire went on which terminal. I just guessed and
>put the brown with white on the left terminal, the solid brown on
>the right. Of course upon starting the car, the ammeter ran in the
>negative side. 50% chance and I guessed wrong. So I thought. After
>reversing the wires I got the same result. I know I'm charging since
>I have never had a problem. I don't run a trickle charger and can
>start the car anytime in go out into the garage, even after months.
>Is this just one of the effects of switching the polarity or is
>there something I'm missing. I was showing a charge on the
>aftermarket unit that I was trying to replace. Ideas?
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