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THE WORKINGS OF AN ALTERNATOR

THE WORKINGS OF AN ALTERNATOR ALTERNATOR WARNING LIGHT What does the little red light that says ALT, GEN or sometimes CHARGING mean when it comes on? Without being scientific, it means that either the alternator output voltage is lower than the battery voltage, or the battery voltage is lower ... [ read more ]

I compared my new Factory Fit 1967 Impala rear body harness to my original harness, before installing it, and it appears that the main connection to the stock ribbon cable is backwards on the new harness. What should I do?

Unfortunately, this situation does come up from time to time with our 1967 Chevy Impala, Super Sport, Caprice, Bel air, and Biscayne owners. Believe it or not, there were actually a fair amount of early 1967 built cars that escaped the factory with mis-indexed original rear body harnesses. The assem... [ read more ]

How does the 1967-69 Camaro low fuel indicator work?

The low fuel indicator is a small round plastic can containing four wires that is in the gauge package. It is not crucial to the operation of the gauges. In fact, many gauge clusters removed them when they were not functional. The module plugs into the fuel gauge for power, signal, and ground. There... [ read more ]

I have a 1968 Camaro with original console shift automatic that now includes a Tremec 6 speed. I purchased your console gauge conversion kit that included a wiring harness to adapt the new console gauge cluster into my car. However, the instructions do not appear to be for an application that will work in my car. Did I receive the wrong harness or am I missing something?

Unfortunately, this is a question that we receive quite regularly. There are 3 different applications for these console gauge conversion wire harness kits. They are as follows: Column shift automatic TO floor shift automatic with gauges; floor shift automatic TO floor shift automatic with gauges; a... [ read more ]

I need a keyed power source to run an accessory that your Classic Update kit does not specify a place for. How can I do this, and where is the best location to make that connection?

All of our Classic Update kits, as well as some of our Power Plus and Builder Series kits, include an accessory power plug. Find the accessory power plug on your instruction sheet. There you will generally find 6 power feed wires that we have been tabbed for various accessories such as fuel pump, p... [ read more ]

Starter Facts

The starter is the single largest power user and most critical to your car’s operation. The starter is simply a DC motor that turns the engine through the flywheel. Voltage to the starter is supplied directly from the battery and is controlled by a relay and/or solenoid operated from the key switc... [ read more ]

Charging System Warning Lights

The importance of having an operational warning light for the alternator (idiot light) is crucial to catching problems early. In most modern systems, the electrical current passing through the filament of the warning light is what energizes a circuit in the alternator to start charging.   ... [ read more ]

I need to wire an electric choke on my carburetor. Where can I pick up a feed to do this?

Unfortunately, this can be a bit confusing and also a bit lengthy. Since I don’t know what type of harness is being used in your application, I will try to cover all of the bases here. Basically, you’ll need a fused, 12 volt ignition feed to accomplish this task. If you are using a Factory Fi... [ read more ]

I converted my distributor on my Chevelle from a point type distributor to an HEI distributor. Are there any changes that I need to make in my wiring and connections?

The points distributor used a resistance to lower the voltage to the points in the run position to prevent wear on the points. This was done with either an external ballast resistor or a resistance wire in the ignition circuit depending on the year of the car. For starting purposes, there was a 12 v... [ read more ]
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