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constant voltage reg. problem
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I bought a 65 convertible in Oct. and have been fixing it up all winter. When I put the instrument console back it was causing a short making the circuit breaker in the flasher go off. When I hook the black-green wire to the constant voltage regulator it causes the whole metal part of the back of the console to have a constant positive voltage. Do I have a short in the regulator?
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Rick
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alarmrick;108570 Wrote:I bought a 65 convertible in Oct. and have been fixing it up all winter. When I put the instrument console back it was causing a short making the circuit breaker in the flasher go off. When I hook the black-green wire to the constant voltage regulator it causes the whole metal part of the back of the console to have a constant positive voltage. Do I have a short in the regulator?
Thanks,
Rick

There were about 3 variants of CVR's during this time, so take what I say with a grain of salt. Most of the variants were how the grounding wire was hooked up to the CVR.

It sounds to me like you are connecting the black/green wire to the ground lug and not to the two posts on the CVR itself. The two black/green wires (yes, there are two!) go to the two posts, and the black wire goes to the ground lug. One of the two black/green wires is hooked up to the ignition switch (the ACC ring connector); the other to the fuel, oil, and temperature gauges, supplying power to those systems.

Let me check your shorts!
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midlife;108576 Wrote:[quote=alarmrick;108570]
I bought a 65 convertible in Oct. and have been fixing it up all winter. When I put the instrument console back it was causing a short making the circuit breaker in the flasher go off. When I hook the black-green wire to the constant voltage regulator it causes the whole metal part of the back of the console to have a constant positive voltage. Do I have a short in the regulator?
Thanks,
Rick

There were about 3 variants of CVR's during this time, so take what I say with a grain of salt. Most of the variants were how the grounding wire was hooked up to the CVR.

It sounds to me like you are connecting the black/green wire to the ground lug and not to the two posts on the CVR itself. The two black/green wires (yes, there are two!) go to the two posts, and the black wire goes to the ground lug. One of the two black/green wires is hooked up to the ignition switch (the ACC ring connector); the other to the fuel, oil, and temperature gauges, supplying power to those systems.

I do have both of the black-green wires to the posts. The single black-green wire is the one from the post on the ignition switch. I think an internal failure of the cvr is causing the problem. The connectors are spade lugs so its hard to screw it up.
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Well, he CVR's are relatively cheap, so change it out and try it. There may be an internal short.

Let me check your shorts!
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