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#1425991 Wed Oct 06 2021 01:48 AM
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i need pics on where the wires go. i have looked all over and don't have the right way to install the wires. i tried and made the needle to go on the negative side. so i stopped before something breaks. any help will be nice. p.s. it has three studs two has a fuse between them and the other is to the right

robert b #1425992 Wed Oct 06 2021 01:54 AM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Nobody will be able to help unless you tell us what you’re working on. Year, model, stock or not??


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Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
robert b #1426025 Wed Oct 06 2021 12:36 PM
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sorry 1937 gmc truck with 1998 4.3l engine

robert b #1426036 Wed Oct 06 2021 02:35 PM
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Is the amp gauge from 1937 or 1998?
Probably the earlier.


Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
robert b #1426098 Thu Oct 07 2021 01:00 AM
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it's rebuilt to fit the 1937

robert b #1426456 Sun Oct 10 2021 08:40 PM
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if you still need help I can take a picture of mine (1936) gmc converted to work with a late style GM motor


1936 GMC T-14 restro-mod
robert b #1426481 Mon Oct 11 2021 12:44 AM
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yes please

robert b #1428581 Sun Oct 31 2021 01:05 AM
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fast55 will you post the pics on the amp gauge. thanks

robert b #1428710 Mon Nov 01 2021 01:58 AM
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If the amp gauge reads neg. when you turn on the headlights with engine off, it is correct, if it reads pos., it is just backwards, switch terminals. The amp. gauge he just reads which way the current is flowing, and how much, roughly.

Volt gauge just reads how much!

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
'55 GMC 370 w/270, 420 4 speed, grain, dump bed truck from ND. Works OK.
robert b #1428730 Mon Nov 01 2021 12:03 PM
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You may want the amp gauge for decoration if using an alternator. The amp gauge may not handle the amperage that the alternator can put out.

There is a way to make a shunt so that a small amount of the current goes through the gauge, and it has been a long time since I did that. But I've seen amp gauges fail when a generator was replaced with a high amp alternator

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