Fw: Ammeter bypass ?
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Fw: Ammeter bypass ?

Hi all,

I'm posting the email  below for Doug, as it got misdirected. 

My answer: Yes this was discussed. Some mention was made of the MAD electrical upgrade  to bypass the factory ammeter. (www.madelectrical.com) and also on using a volt meter. 

But also, one thought was that if you have a stock electrical system it is okay not to bypass the ammeter; but super important to make certain the bulkhead connector is very clean and not corroded and all connections are tight. It was also said that in Taxis and Police Cars with higher current requirements  the ammeter wiring went through the firewall via a distinct grommeted hole, not via the bulkhead connector.  If you are adding in more circuit load do so directly from the battery circuit with appropriate  fuses or breakers. Don't overload the ammeter circuit with these.

Others may recall more of the discussions. 

Gary H. 

>  -------Original Message-------
>  Hi all,
>  I seem to remember a discussion some time ago about bypassing the amp
>  gauge in our old Mopars to reduce risk of a wiring fire.
>  I looked over the technical section of the website but didn't find it
>  or overlooked it.
>  Am I dreaming or was this a thing?  I currently have my instrument
>  panel out of the car so now would be the time.
>  Thanks,
>  Doug
>  63 Sport Fury ragtop

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