Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Concord, CA USA
Did the upgrade and won't start at all
Ok, I'm trying to put the finishing touches on a crate 383, CS130 alternator upgrade, power steering addition, and serpentine belt upgrade.
I bought nearly everything MAD Electrical had for sale and followed the directions to the letter. When I went to start the engine, nothing happened. I have power at the ignition switch and ACC works. My electric fan and fuel pump work in the ign-on position but short out when I turn to start.
At the fuse panel, BATT and ACC have power, but IGN never has power. Other than cutting the brown-white resister wire from the warning light (as per the instructions) nothing else was touched in the dash area.
I almost started to pull out the ignition switch, but then remembered that it all worked fine BEFORE the wiring changes, so the problem has to be there vs. a simultaneous ign sw failure.
Sorry for the ramble, but I figured too much info rather than too little. Is anyone else familiar with this kit? Think it's got something to do with the diode in the L connection on the alternator that goes back to the warning light?
'68 Camaro RS
zz383 (2005) rebuilt in 2019
AFR 195s, Quick Fuel 680, 700r4, Detroit TruTrac 3:42s