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[T3] Wierd electrical problem

<x-charset iso-8859-1>Hi all,

I've been away in Holland for a few weeks, having fun. Now I'm back to the
daily grind, and my Type 34 is having an electrical problem.

I've just installed a new rear seat in it, to replace the empty space it had
before. To do this, I had to move some wires, i.e. the ones from the
generator to the voltage regulator, and the one from the oil pressure sender
to the warning light, to stop the rear seat cutting them in half - I didn't
route them very cleverly originally.

Anyway, the first time I tried to start the engine, the switch went on OK,
the GEN and OIL lights lit up, but when I tried to turn the starter, a fuse
blew. I changed the fuse, and all was well, all day yesterday. I wouldn't
have given it any more thought, but then it happened again today. The fuse
blew the first time I started the engine, but everything was fine after I
changed it, and still is as far as I know.  the charging system seems to be
working; I can measure 14.15V across the battery at medium RPM. Everything
seems OK, except perhaps voltage across the battery is a little higher at
idle than I remember it being before - about 14V.

The only time I have seen anything similar is when I installed a new
generator and had to polarise it before it would work. Could this be the
problem? I can't see anything that could be shorting, and I didn't change
anything other than what I mentioned above.

Any other ideas?


Daniel Baum,

1969 Type 34 automatic

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