<VV> electrical mystery
corvairduval at cox.net
Wed Jun 13 07:53:31 EDT 2018
Yes, I forgot to mention this major battery drain cause.
> On Jun 12, 2018, at 10:11 PM, Jim via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
> Check the heater hose above the starter solenoid. The hose is spiral steel wire with a fabric/rubber covering. It’s supposed to have a foam sleeve over it where it goes above the solenoid. If the hose doesn’t have the sleeve and it sags and rubs against the solenoid battery terminal, it can drain the battery. Worst yet, it can catch fire. [It happened to me on my ’64 Spyder, but I smelled it before it did any damage, other than to the hose.] See the bottom of page 101 in Clark’s catalog, part C8281. In addition, I cut a piece of heavy truck tire inner-tube, punched holes in it and fastened it over the terminal end of the solenoid with heavy wire ties.
> Jim Bartasevich
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