Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: the garage...in Greenville,WI
Wiring headache - 65 with a 66 ammeter
OK - I have a 65 coupe, and I have made a LOT of changes based on different articles and write-ups and I am struggling down the home stretch.
So here is what I have done:
Single wire alternator set up using the NPD kit on a later model alternator, in doing this I eliminated the original voltage regulator and wiring - I did both of these following James W's write up on his site.
Removed the original sweep style 65 I/P, Installing a 66 I/P with 5 gauge set up, using digital CVU and a dedicated ground harness for the gauges. I also followed the James W write up for this as well
Here is where I am stuck:
Changing the wiring to go from the charge light in the 65 cluster to the ammeter in the 66 cluster. In James W write up on the cluster swap, he talks about running a wire from the BAT post of the alternator and the battery side of the solenoid to the two posts of the ammeter. Theoretically this makes sense - but I have a problem, there are no posts on the ammeter.
What am I missing? Do I have the wrong cluster? Wrong ammeter? Missing parts?
1965 Coupe - a real work in process
End result should be: Carbureted late model 302 roller with B303 cam and ported/polished E7 heads, T5 - World Class, Granada Front Discs, All new front suspension with UCA Drop and opentracker roller perches, 1" drop front and rear, 8.8 Explorer rear end (3.73, posi, discs), 1 1/8" sway bar, Mustang Steve adj clutch cable and power brakes, adjustable strut rods....and we will see what else I find along the way!
Last edited by Mako; 05-13-2017 at 09:50 PM.
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