system check

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rdboggie@juno.com

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I've yet to put the engine in, but the car is wired. I'd like to check the
integity of the wiring. Is there a way I can safely energize the system using my
battery charger? Is has a 2 amp and 6 amp mode.

Thanks,
Randy
'67 in Gaithersburg
 
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Cap''n John

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--- In amphicar-lovers@y..., rdboggie@j... wrote:
> I've yet to put the engine in, but the car is wired. I'd like to
check the integity of the wiring. Is there a way I can safely
energize the system using my battery charger? Is has a 2 amp and 6
amp mode.
>
> Thanks,

Randy,

-Remove all your fuses 1st!!
-Check to be sure you have power where you expect it to be.
-Check all your grounds again (did you use star washers *between* the
eyelets and the screws and *not* between the body and the eyelet? The
best connection to the body is through the eyelet to the star washer
into the threads and NOT the body's painted surface)
-Apply 12V @ the 6A level @ your battery cables and a good ground.
-Feel all of your wiring harness for hot spots (indicate possible
short) especially near connections.
-Move around the connections looking for sparks or broken wires.
-Replace your fuses 1 at a time. If they blow, find and fix the
problem before you put in another.
-Once again, feel the fuses and then the wiring harness again for
heat.
-Now go back and move/shake/pull/push the connections again while
accessories (lights, signal etc) are on (one at a time) and observe
intermittent operation.
-Correct any problems.

It's not the wire that makes it work, it's the smoke within. ;) Don't
let the smoke out of the wires or it won't work! ;)

Cap'n
 
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Randy Bograd

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Re: Re: system check

Excellent. Lights actually work!!!
Thanks John.

Randy



On Thu, 07 Nov 2002 20:12:22 -0000 "Cap'n John" <minnow@amphicar.net>
writes:
> --- In amphicar-lovers@y..., rdboggie@j... wrote:
> > I've yet to put the engine in, but the car is wired. I'd like to
> check the integity of the wiring. Is there a way I can safely
> energize the system using my battery charger? Is has a 2 amp and 6
> amp mode.
> >
> > Thanks,
>
> Randy,
>
> -Remove all your fuses 1st!!
> -Check to be sure you have power where you expect it to be.
> -Check all your grounds again (did you use star washers *between*
> the
> eyelets and the screws and *not* between the body and the eyelet?
> The
> best connection to the body is through the eyelet to the star washer
>
> into the threads and NOT the body's painted surface)
> -Apply 12V @ the 6A level @ your battery cables and a good ground.
> -Feel all of your wiring harness for hot spots (indicate possible
> short) especially near connections.
> -Move around the connections looking for sparks or broken wires.
> -Replace your fuses 1 at a time. If they blow, find and fix the
> problem before you put in another.
> -Once again, feel the fuses and then the wiring harness again for
> heat.
> -Now go back and move/shake/pull/push the connections again while
> accessories (lights, signal etc) are on (one at a time) and observe
>
> intermittent operation.
> -Correct any problems.
>
> It's not the wire that makes it work, it's the smoke within. ;)
> Don't
> let the smoke out of the wires or it won't work! ;)
>
> Cap'n
>
>
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