Wiring Help - Team Camaro Tech
Electrical & Wiring Troubleshooting electrical.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 12, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
Mark
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: indianapolis
Posts: 2
Wiring Help

I have a 68 big block that has a major wiring problem. While driving yesterday I noticed that the battery gauge was taching everytime I accelerated. When I got home the battery was smoking,and the wire that runs from the positive battery post to the battery junction block was melting. I have an MSD igntion with an MSD 6a spark box.
68RS/SS/396 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 12, 06:00 PM
Super Moderator
Bess-68's rule
 
Everett#2390's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Va Beach VA
Posts: 32,025
Garage
Re: Wiring Help

One of two problems, a bad battery as in shorted cell, or a malfunctioning voltage regulator, stuck regulator and overcharging.
The length of wire from the junction block to clamp is a fusible link.

Welcome to the Club, Mark.
A warning, you'll be gigged for pictures.

Give a man a rescued dog for the health of both their souls. May 2017 ROTM Winner - Thank you!
'
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CUBS - 2016 World Series Champions - Thank you, Joe Madden enjoy your next chapter.
Everett#2390 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 12, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
Mark
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: indianapolis
Posts: 2
Re: Wiring Help

Thanks for the quick reply. I forgot to mention that I have a 1 wire alternator. Does that have a voltage regulator built in?
68RS/SS/396 is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 12, 10:33 PM
Admin/Super Moderator
Brian
 
69-Pace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Connecticut USA
Posts: 12,511
Garage
Re: Wiring Help

Mark, yeah it should.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1969 Z11 Pace Car - L48 350cid/300hp - 4 Speed Muncie 12 bolt rear.

Super Moderator Team Camaro
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
to send me a private message
69-Pace is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome