Cranking problems

Discussion in '1947-1954' started by Taylor Matthews, May 31, 2024.

  1. Taylor Matthews

    Taylor Matthews Member

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    My 54, is original 6v system. 235 engine. New battery, starter, coil, ground wire. Polished the ground points, battery is grounded to bell house. Turns over slow, to no movement. I am at a point of what I’m doing wrong.
     
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  2. Bill Hanlon

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    Turn on the headlights and watch them while someone else operates the starter.

    Do the headlights ...
    ... stay bright?
    ... go dim?
    ... go out completely?

    Shut off the headlights.

    If go dim or out completely and you have a DC voltmeter available ...
    ... set the meter to read approximately 6 volts DC
    ... touch the red lead of the meter to the positive post of the battery (not the battery cable).
    ... touch the black lead of the meter to the negative post of the battery (not the battery cable).
    ... record the voltage reading as reading 1
    ... have the helper turn on the key, headlights, push the brake pedal
    ... record the voltage reading as reading 2
    ... have the helper turn off the headlights and release the brake pedal
    ... have the helper operate the starter.
    ... record the voltage reading while trying to start the engine as reading 3

    Post results of the tests.
     
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  3. vwnate1

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    What Bill said .
     

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