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Out & runnin'!

By alwaysakid

Filed under: 1951 Chevrolet Sedan (Heaven Bound)

I got the old Chevy out today, and it runs great, no worse the wear for sittin' all winter, although it did need the tranny fluid topped off. And that was $2 per gallon gas (I had bought it last fall) I was running on! Yee-ha!
I had replaced the alternator over the winter, as the car has a slight drain on the battery (needs recharging every 6-8 weeks), and the old alternator did test to be weak on the output charge. But the gauge still shows slightly negative when the motor is running, so I think something is till draining the battery, and I can't figure out what. The car's pretty simple electrically, so there isn't much to troubleshoot. I'm wondering if there's a short somewhere that I haven't found.
It's supposed to snow again tonight, so it may have to sit again until mother nature can bring some more rain to wash off the salt they'll probably thorw on the roads again.

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Fezzik’s Profile Photo
Mar 27, 2008 at 7:35 am
Great looking chevy. I have a 52 pontiac, and re wired it about 10 years ago. It was really simple, and the wire harnesses they have today are all labeled, so the installation is a snap. I have the same problem, a slow drain on the battery, so I installed a quick disconnect, since even after rewiring, it still drained. Of course, I'm still running a 6 volt! Keep up the good work.


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