<VV> electrical problem

Robert Henry henry336359 at bellsouth.net
Mon May 15 11:53:59 EDT 2017

 When I had that problem it was caused a bad rectifier in the alternator. In that case I tore down the alternator, found the shorted rectifier with an ohmmeter, and replaced the bad part. A better solution might involve replacing ALL the rectifiers, or the entire alternator, since there could be other borderline parts waiting to fail. I leave that question to the VV debating team. In this case the alternator was a rebuilt, which supposedly had already been inspected for bad components.
Robert HenryKnoxville, TN'65 Corsa Convertible Turbo

    On Monday, May 15, 2017 10:50 AM, Michael Kovacs via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:

 1966 Corvair...Quick history: Car sat outside all winter with batterydisconnected. It started right away. Drove it a bit . Started next day and moved it. Next day a dead battery. Recharged anddrove it. Next day a dead battery. Recharged itdrove into garage for maintenance. With the key out, I noticed a faintglow of the temp/press idiot light and realized there was a batterydraw.
Stuff observed:  
  -  ignition on, both red idiot lights are on bright. Should be 
  - start the engine, both idiot lights go off. Should be 
  - all instruments and electrical functions appear normal. Should be 
  - engine off, ignition on, disconnected the oil & press/over temp wires in the engine bay, the idiot lights go off. Should be 
  -  engine off, with the key removed from the starter switch, the oil pressure/over temp light stay on very dimly. Should not be 
  - engine off, disconnecting the main wire harness connection in the engine compartment will turn off the dim idiot light. Should be??
Where is bulb getting power to lightup dimly?? 

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