<VV> 1965 Monza Battery Lead Install?
hugo at aruncoaches.co.uk
Mon Dec 10 04:17:02 EST 2018
I don't know what book you are looking at! Ultimately, the positive
will go to ground, but it has to go through something else first
(ignition coil, headlights, whatever) to provide some resistance and
only allow a small current through. What you are doing is creating a
dead short with practically no resistance. That will warm things up
dramatically! I have even seen batteries explode under such conditions!
On 2018-12-10 05:24, Arlette Pat & Carl Kelsen via VirtualVairs wrote:
> G’day everyone,
> Today I connected a battery to our ‘65 Monza to start checking all
> the various electrical systems. As soon I connect the positive lead,
> which has a light gauge lead to ground / earth this lead over heated
> stated smoking and melting. Of I immediately disconnected it. No
> apparent damage apart from the ground wire itself.
> Every book I have shows a ground / earth wire connected to the
> positive lead and the Negative has one also, but my Motor Electrician
> tells me this can not be right.
> Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?
> Regards from Australia
> Carl Kelsen
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