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Old 03-08-2016, 06:01 PM
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Volt Meter

Notice that I didn't say, "ammeter?"
Because I had this converted.
I'm going to do a 3G conversion on my truck and I want a functioning stock volt meter. Pretty cool, eh?




Center nut cannot touch ground. (Gauge tech misspelled.)
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:05 PM
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auggh what a misspell , good thing you caught it or BZZZZT
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auggh what a misspell , good thing you caught it or BZZZZT
The guy went over it with me when I picked it up. There was a business card bolted to the back of the gauge with the correct spelling.

The business is North Hollywood Speedometer, in case anyone is interested. Nice bunch of guys that do quality gauge work---> North Hollywood Speedometer | NH Speedometer
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:33 PM
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That's pretty neat. It would be even nicer if they could put graduations on the stock style gauges to know exactly what they are reading.
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:59 PM
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That's pretty neat. It would be even nicer if they could put graduations on the stock style gauges to know exactly what they are reading.
They can and will. I ordered mine with "no art." They will build it however you like.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:38 PM
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That's pretty cool Bobby.
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That's pretty cool Bobby.
Thanks, Robert.
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Old 03-09-2016, 02:16 AM
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Great idea. I would add a nylon washer on those studs. Paper/cardboard wears through
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Jeez, I'm looking at wiring diagrams until I have jackpot eyes...
It looks like I can clip the wires off of the instrument cluster plug for the old ammeter and tie them together and "T" the positive side of the "new" volt meter in. Then just connect the other clipped end from the cluster plug to ground. It depends on what I see on the circuit board once I get the cluster out.
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Nice idea Bobby! Did you end up getting your truck painted yet?

I'm nursing a busted ankle, so I will likely end up being a PITA on here!
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Nice idea Bobby! Did you end up getting your truck painted yet?

I'm nursing a busted ankle, so I will likely end up being a PITA on here!
No, I'm getting the bed blasted on 3/20 and then the bodywork begins.

Busted ankle sucks. I know how you feel, I broke my right elbow last June
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So it looks like the #1 wire (yellow) on the left side from the top of the instrument cluster plug is going to be the positive side of the volt meter. I will clip the #2 wire (red) on the right side from the top, about an inch or two from the plug and splice the harness end into the yellow wire (this will connect the two original ammeter wires.)
I will connect the snipped plug end of the red wire to ground. This should make the volt gauge function.
I will test everything with a test light and DVOM before making any connections (in case I'm squirrely in my thought process.)

If this is correct, I should be able to connect the grn/red wire of the original external regulator plug to the "I" terminal wire on the new 3G alternator for switched power.



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So it looks like the #1 wire (yellow) on the left side from the top of the instrument cluster plug is going to be the positive side of the volt meter. I will clip the #2 wire (red) on the right side from the top, about an inch or two from the plug and splice the harness end into the yellow wire (this will connect the two original ammeter wires.)
I will connect the snipped plug end of the red wire to ground. This should make the volt gauge function.
I will test everything with a test light and DVOM before making any connections (in case I'm squirrely in my thought process.)

If this is correct, I should be able to connect the grn/red wire of the original external regulator plug to the "I" terminal wire on the new 3G alternator for switched power.
Way cool Bobby. I figure you're prolly right but I sure am not used to reading "connect red wire to ground".
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Way cool Bobby. I figure you're prolly right but I sure am not used to reading "connect red wire to ground".
Yeah, I know, it goes against everything.
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Yeah, I know, it goes against everything.
You ought to attach a tag to it reading "YES, to ground".
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