The Electrical…

Okay, since I’m up ANYWAY waiting for LTBabe to head back to sleep… Here’s what I got done tonight…Printed out the relevant pages about electrical system from the tech manual, then did a really good read about how the system works, then headed out to the garage… Brought out my meter and my vice grips for crimping 4 gauge connectors on, found my smaller crimping pliers out in the garage (thank goodness, as I’d been looking for them…). Decided, after reading up on how the starter/generator works, that I might as well throw the battery charger onto it to see if it spun up… Sure enough, off it went, not drawing a whole lotta current, either… So, IT’S likely good to go… The solenoid I got from Greensail did a nice healthy “THUNK” as well, and his keyswitch appeared to work, and his voltage regulator looked like it was in better shape, AND his battery tray… So, I set to with hooking up the new wiring harness and creating the other cables…

Here’s the new harness hooked up to the keyswitch…

And my new breaker point lead… Can you tell which is the new one? Pretty sure this wire IS heat resistant, as after I used my soldering pencil to shrink the heat shrink (just the shank of the iron, not the tip, so it doesn’t melt right through) I tested to see if the wire melted when I hit it with the iron… No…

Here it is installed… Had to gap the points again as well…

Threading the harness through the rubber grommet to connect up with the regulator and solenoid…

How the solenoid hooks up to the harness and the voltage regulator… That’s a foot’s worth of my 25 feet of 4 gauge wire there… Learned a lot about how the solenoid works in conjunction with the safety switches tonight…

Here’s the solenoid to generator hookup, and all the wire tucking away where it lives…

And my battery cables all finished up…

So, down to dropping oil into it, running a gas line and mounting the tank, then seeing if she turns over! Any other hints/suggestions for me? Anybody know if that litre of oil I want to drop in is dino or synthetic?

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