Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Found elecrical gremlin

A little work with the meter and I found the starter has a dead short. Disconnected it and checked all the fuses. Fuses were all intact. I still did not have lights, radio or any electric anywhere. It dawns on me that the new negative cable is not grounded to chassis, just the engine. I run jumper to chassis, all electric works.Starter is only $45, but the sticker on it shows it is only two years old. It worked fine when removed so I don't understand what the deal is, but I will swing by tomorrow and pick up a new one tomorrow. Should be able to crank her up then unless it finds something else to puke out. Should be running out of old components. I checked all the lights and need to troubleshoot the back up light switch which shouldn't be a big deal. All other lights and blinkers work fine as does radio and interior. 


  1. Just wanted to say hi. Been on the road constantly in the last few months. Barkley is knee deep in biscuits with friends but I am starting to go through group potluck withdrawal.

    Talk to you soon.

  2. Hi Brigid,

    Hope you are doing well.Are you going to the Indy show this weekend? I am suppose to meet up with my brother and Og on Saturday. Take care