<VV> Electrical Problem

Sethracer at aol.com Sethracer at aol.com
Tue Feb 10 16:50:44 EST 2015

Roger - The only thing I can think of would be the connection at the  
starter. Perhaps you have rotated the main battery cable connector around enough  
that it is touching the output lead to the coil? That hot lead from the 
battery  to the starter always has 12 volts to it, (until you disconnected the 
battery  end!) somehow jumping it to the coil feed would power up the coil, 
keeping  the engine running, and feed 12 volts up to the dash for your 
engine lights  to illuminate. The engine lights went off when the 
generator/alternator  started supplying 12 volts to the other side. Check your connections 
at the  starter. It is also possible for the starter solenoid to have the 
same effect,  if it has an internal problem, but it is rare. It is the next 
place to look  though!
- Seth Emerson 
In a message dated 2/10/2015 1:39:11 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
virtualvairs at corvair.org writes:

I  replaced the battery cables on my rampside today, I bolted the ground to 
the  engine, and the positive to the strarter and the pigtail from the 
positive  cable to the battery terminal on the voltage regulator.  Went up to 
start  the motor and noticed the engine lights were on, I turned the key to 
start the  engine and it started right up the lights went off.  let it run for 
a bit  and turned the key to the off position and the motor kept running.  
I had  to disconnect the cables for the motor to stop.  I bolted everything 
up  just like I took the old ones off.  Whats wrong.  Thanks  Roger

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