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post #16 of 26 Old 06-11-2013, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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It is. I installed a painless harness

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post #17 of 26 Old 06-11-2013, 05:53 PM
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OK-"painless" that'll explain much.. I have found'e to be more 'pain-n-arse'.....LOL
Is it a tube or GM blade type?
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post #18 of 26 Old 06-11-2013, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Gm type and that fixed the issue. Lol I have been sweating this thing for a few days now...I just happened to think last ditch
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post #19 of 26 Old 06-11-2013, 06:42 PM
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Keep an eye on it.......That fuse blew for a REASON.
Is it run'n now?
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post #20 of 26 Old 06-11-2013, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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It is running like a champ and I definitely agree it blew for a reason. Now it's time to work on the engine temp running hot and oil pressure gauge melting (3 times now). I like the painless harness so far
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post #21 of 26 Old 06-11-2013, 07:42 PM
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Run'n hot--Do a 'rod-out' on that radiator. Your just chase'n your tail till you do that.
Also make sure your ign timing is correct and your not run'n 'lean' in your carb. Pull the s'plugs and read the tip color.
Oil pressure gauge melts, WTH?? Is it mech or ele?
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post #22 of 26 Old 06-11-2013, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Electrical, but that's changing tomorrow...already picked out a 3 gauge mechanical Sunpro set I'm going to buy.
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post #23 of 26 Old 06-11-2013, 08:23 PM
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You have a high amp current flow issue if your melt'n ele oil pressure gauges.
Find out the why........before you have an ele. fire.
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post #24 of 26 Old 06-12-2013, 12:09 AM
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I also had a couple of oil pressure gauges melt on me. I used the electrical ones that look stock. The +12V hot wire will melt it if you connect it to the terminal near the plus sign on the gauge. Turns out that is for the voltmeter gauge that uses the same backing. I switched the wiring to the correct way on a new gauge and mine has been fine.

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post #25 of 26 Old 06-12-2013, 05:22 AM Thread Starter
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I also had a couple of oil pressure gauges melt on me. I used the electrical ones that look stock. The +12V hot wire will melt it if you connect it to the terminal near the plus sign on the gauge. Turns out that is for the voltmeter gauge that uses the same backing. I switched the wiring to the correct way on a new gauge and mine has been fine.
I'm pretty sure that's what's happening to me too so I'm just gonna go mechanical instead
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post #26 of 26 Old 06-12-2013, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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An update, mechanical gauges are the best! (And it seems my sending unit wire was trapped under the solenoid and rubbed to bare wire). Lol...
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