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  1. Bigger Alternator?

    Electrical & Wiring
    Hey guys, I have a '67 with a 383 and ls1 fans. Standard alternator. These fans pull a significant amount of current and when coupled with the headlights being on at night, the alternator performs less than great. As a result, the fans don't cool as well because they're not receiving the power...
  2. Trouble with starter????

    Electrical & Wiring
    I have a 67 with a SB 350. I have a new battery that has been sitting on a trickle charger when the car is in the garage. The car acts like I am trying to start with an almost dead battery. As if there is not sufficient energy to turn over the motor. I do not know what to trouble shoot. I...
  3. It loves me, it loves me not - starting issues

    Electrical & Wiring
    Hello, Having issues with my starting. History before issue: Camaro was insure for the spring summer season, started up perfectly after a few pumps of the accelerator, tank was topped up before having it sit for 4-5 months. Battery wires were removed when parked, and re-attached when ready to...
  4. 1st Gen Camaro Battery Relocation

    Electrical & Wiring
    Relocating the battery from the very front corner of the engine bay to the trunk (ideally under the hat shelf) offers a number of benefits: Weight balance of traditionally front-heavy muscle cars is redistributed to rear to get closer to the ideal 50/50 weight distribution...
  5. Alternator not charging

    I have a mid seventies alternator on my 67camaro 350. It is new. My battery keeps dying. The old one was wired as a one wire alt I suppose but thought it would be better to have it wired as the 3 wire. So I ran new wires. It seems now that it is not charging. I have also had a problem...
  6. Battery in trunk is draining??

    Hello. I'm new to this forum. I have been having an issue with my battery draining when my 67 Camaro sits for just a few days. The battery is located in the trunk it is a new red top there is also a new internal regulated alternator installed. I recently tracked the ground wire to the battery...
  7. Trunk mounted battery suggestions

    Electrical & Wiring
    I'm planning on installing an Odyssey battery in the trunk of my 67 and wanted to bounce some ideas off the group. I'm going to be running a M.A.D. Starte'em Up kit along with an American Autowire cable kit. My biggest questions are about cable routing. In the past I've always left the main...
  8. car will not do anything

    Electrical & Wiring
    i have a 97 camaro 3.8 i drove it to wamart every thing was fine i went inside for 5 min came out turned the key and all my dash lights were dim i tried to start in nothing happened but it made squealing noise from the passenger kick panel i checked all of the fuses in the car even got a jump...
  9. Car dies randomly

    Electrical & Wiring
    I have a 68 with a 350, 4 speed. when i turn on my lights my car dies. if i turn on the lights and push on the gas pedal at the same time the car doesnt die. Also something draws off the battery whether the car is on or off. i have a good battery in it and it still dies.
  10. 1968 Camaro randomly dies

    Electrical & Wiring
    I have a 1968 camaro SS, with a 350 and four speed trans. If I turn on my headlights my car will die unless i push on the gas pedal a little bit. Something also draws off my battery whether the car is on or not. Also after the battery dies i'll let it set for a while and it will start back up...
  11. Alertnator Trouble or cold weather

    i see to be able to start my camaro during the day but this afternoon i tried to start her but it died. i dont know if the battery is bad or the alternator isnt supplying enough juice to the battery, the battery was put in 2008.
  12. * Spark plug short, $460?

    Fourth Generation
    Hey, I bought my first car last week, a nice '98 red V6 Camaro. There was a flash flood in Miami, where I bought the car. The water got to 1 1/2 feet deep, and the engine stopped. I replaced the air filter, which was wet, and the car started the next day. I drove it 1400 miles to...
  13. altenator/battery gauge jumping??

    Electrical & Wiring
    Finally got the 87 running good. Replaced the ECM. Now it's back to an original problem. There is an electrical problem somewhere.. When i use my turn signal, the gauge jumps with the beat of the signal. also, at night when i use the headlights, the gauge runs lower than usual, and the...
  14. Battery Drain Testing

    Electrical & Wiring
    Hey Guys, I've got myself a 67 with an aftermarket stereo. I am new to using a multimeter but have been reading so I get the general idea. I'm using a digital meter for my testing. I wanted to write this out for review so that someone could confirm that my drain testing methods are correct...
  15. Speaking of Batteries

    Restoration Corner
    I see where some 69s built late in the year (mine was Oct) had side terminal batteries. My car has one original side terminal cable with an adapter/extender to allow it to work on a top-post battery. The other cable is for a top post battery. Is it possible that this is how it came? Why not two...
  16. 87 Camaro battery drain

    Electrical & Wiring
    Ok so I have a base (I think anyway) 1987 Camaro with the 2.8 V6 in it, 5 speed manual. It's got the weirdest battery drain I've ever seen. It will spontaneously "fix" itself, usually after I accelerate hard, and then after about three days goes right back to draining the battery. I KNOW the...
  17. ACDelco battery for a '69 Camaro?

    Electrical & Wiring
    That is what I want to put in my '69 Camaro. I have had such good luck with the ACDelco's I want one for it now. Today I stopped at a local parts store and they looked up an ACDelco to fit my 1969 Camaro and was told thay do not make one to fit that car anymore???? What????? So, now I need to...