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 Post subject: Ammeter Gauge problems
PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:03 pm 
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if anyone has owned one of our fine 72-80 dodge trucks, then at some point you may have had to replace the ammeter gauge......or if you have problems with your electrical system, then you might want to look at this article......
http://www.madelectrical.com/electrical ... uges.shtml

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 Post subject: Re: Ammeter Gauge problems
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:37 pm 
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Mopars with electrical problems....whoever heard of such. :shock:

Let's see now :
1968 Plymouth > smoke rolls > fire under the hood
1966 Chrysler > smoke rolls > fire under the dash
(thought that was the end of this car,almost pushed it
out of the garage and let it go)
1973 Powerwagon > smoke rolls >fire under the hood,torches engine harness,rewired truck incorrectly and burnt all the lightbulbs out :lol:
1976 Powerwagon > smoke rolls > never did see a fire though this time. Back of amp gauge housing melted,had to run 2 batteries for a while to start it till I replaced gauge
1977 Warlock > smoke rolls > all my fault this time,trying to hot wire up my turn signals & tail lights :mrgreen:

I think there is a moral to the story somewhere in there.... ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Ammeter Gauge problems
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:53 pm 
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:shock:

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ok turn her over, i'm ready :D

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 Post subject: Re: Ammeter Gauge problems
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:43 pm 
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there was a friend of mine who had a race car shut off under the drivers side inner fender, and a pair of fire extingushers in his r/c.....he has used them a couple of time, but not on it. He put in the cut off because of another old dodge that burnt down because the hood release did not work because of the fire....

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 Post subject: Re: Ammeter Gauge problems
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:31 am 
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My truck has seen fire as well. Completely destroyed wiring harness, smoke all in the cab... Think it was the stock amp gauge. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Ammeter Gauge problems
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:41 am 
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Thanks- this article should be required reading. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Ammeter Gauge problems
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I-W wrote:
:shock:ok turn her over, i'm ready [/size] :D


Add a fire suit and a football helmet to it and I'm all set. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Ammeter Gauge problems
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:57 pm 
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palomino wrote:
there was a friend of mine who had a race car shut off under the drivers side inner fender, and a pair of fire extingushers in his r/c.....


I now try to leave at least the neg.cable on the battery just loose enough so that if I have a "Holy Crap emergency :shock: " ,I can at least cut power in a hurry.If the hood will open that is. :?


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 Post subject: Re: Ammeter Gauge problems
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:38 pm 
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GrnMagic77 wrote:
palomino wrote:
there was a friend of mine who had a race car shut off under the drivers side inner fender, and a pair of fire extingushers in his r/c.....


I now try to leave at least the neg.cable on the battery just loose enough so that if I have a "Holy Crap emergency :shock: " ,I can at least cut power in a hurry.If the hood will open that is. :?

if it opens.....lol...
you also need to know how to open in that event also....it usually can be done with a long screw driver...don't ask how I know...LOL

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 Post subject: Re: Ammeter Gauge problems
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Hopefully not one of the Palomino's...

My horse is fire... MY HORSE IS ON FIRE !!! :lol:


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