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Re: Swapped Motor, now NO power
« Reply #45 on: June 25, 2009, 11:18:34 PM »
I don't have a wire going from the battery to the alternator, where do I put it? from the terminal to the alternator?

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Re: Swapped Motor, now NO power
« Reply #46 on: June 25, 2009, 11:19:02 PM »
The wire off the battery is just a battery cable swap ...  I don't know about the bulkhead issue.  My schematics are B&W and pain to read.

Russ (ta78w72) would usually kick me out of the way by now as I'm stretched real thin in the electrical world.  Go over the schematic and chase down wires.
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Re: Swapped Motor, now NO power
« Reply #47 on: June 25, 2009, 11:21:06 PM »
Russ is missed  :-\
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Re: Swapped Motor, now NO power
« Reply #48 on: June 25, 2009, 11:25:27 PM »
Wow... okay.... I messed up!

I jumped a wire from the alt to the battery, got power, went to start........ wouldn't start.......

then i heard it....... I took off the dist cap to look at the wires...... never put it back on, i tore all the wires off of the ign module so now i have to pull the dist and redo the wiring............. but at least i fixed the no power problem........... Thanks alot everyone...... I feel stupid right now, twice over :)

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Re: Swapped Motor, now NO power
« Reply #49 on: June 25, 2009, 11:25:41 PM »
Russ - yeah, really.

I don't quite follow the fusible link section of the schematic ...  C, D & E look identical in the schematic ... colors and locations connected.

It appears as if the only difference is that the additioanl power for the 400 connects at the alternator whereas the 403 connects addtional power to the starter motor from the bulkhead - I think that achieves the same objective - the difference is how it's switched?
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Re: Swapped Motor, now NO power
« Reply #50 on: June 25, 2009, 11:26:20 PM »
Haha you bet, whose russ

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Re: Swapped Motor, now NO power
« Reply #51 on: June 25, 2009, 11:27:12 PM »
Yeah, well, make sure you can rip the terminal off the battery real quick.  I am NOT a sparky but can stumble through it ... it's like a visit to the dentist.
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Re: Swapped Motor, now NO power
« Reply #52 on: June 25, 2009, 11:27:58 PM »
Russ IS Mr. Sparky.  He is THE guy I go to for all things wiring.  Somebody pissed him off and I've got somebody taking care of that as I type.
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Re: Swapped Motor, now NO power
« Reply #53 on: June 25, 2009, 11:28:24 PM »
and that engine sounded so sweet, even though it never started ;)

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Re: Swapped Motor, now NO power
« Reply #54 on: June 25, 2009, 11:29:07 PM »
haha nice to both

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Re: Swapped Motor, now NO power
« Reply #55 on: June 25, 2009, 11:29:19 PM »
COOL ...

Off to bed dude - good luck.
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Re: Swapped Motor, now NO power
« Reply #56 on: June 25, 2009, 11:29:52 PM »
I can't believe i didn't put that cap back on!!!!!!!!!! GRRRR!!!!!

Now I have to redo the wiring in the distributor! Can't do it tonight, too late, have to take care of it after work tomorrow


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Re: Swapped Motor, now NO power
« Reply #57 on: June 25, 2009, 11:31:14 PM »
Let me know how it goes

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Re: Swapped Motor, now NO power
« Reply #58 on: June 26, 2009, 07:59:16 AM »
Sounds like you got it all squared away Bill.

If not, let me know as I can be up there next weekend to lend a hand. Have a 4 day weekend coming up - no kids or gf to contend with :)

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Re: Swapped Motor, now NO power
« Reply #59 on: June 26, 2009, 10:02:09 AM »
Cool Brian ... because I can't pop up there.  I think it's 1500 miles on I-95 - LOL
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