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#1 Mike125s OFFLINE  

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Posted January 20, 2014 - 09:32 AM

Hi guys

 

Have a 66 chief 1000.  Ammeter tested and works(battery and a 1156 lamp).  No wires are connected from ammeter to tractor currently.  Does anyone have a wiring diagram , or know how to connect?  I guess it should be fairly simple.  I know the ammeter can be destroyed if it is done wrong.  Thanks much

 

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Posted January 20, 2014 - 09:36 AM

Hi guys

 

Have a 66 chief 1000.  Ammeter tested and works(battery and a 1156 lamp).  No wires are connected from ammeter to tractor currently.  Does anyone have a wiring diagram , or know how to connect?  I guess it should be fairly simple.  I know the ammeter can be destroyed if it is done wrong.  Thanks much

 

Mike

Genoa,IL

Additionally, what is the appropriate wire thickness gauge?  Thanks!!

 

Mike 



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Posted January 20, 2014 - 10:05 AM

I am no expert, but, I believe this is the manual for your tractor:

 

http://gardentractor...00-super-chief/

 

It however doesn't show the wiring diagram.

 

Check out page 57 of this manual for a typical wiring diagram:

 

http://gardentractor...-repair-manual/

 

The ammeter usually is installed between battery and loads.


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 10:14 AM

I don't know the exact application for your GT but it probably should be wired in line between the starter solinoid (or battery) and the ignition switch. See the attached layout of a Cub 82 series wiring for an example.

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Posted January 20, 2014 - 10:34 AM

Is this a Starter/Generator set up?


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 10:56 AM

Kenny may be on to something. A starter/generator set is different. :wallbanging:

 

Check out page 16 of this manual:

 

http://gardentractor...d-parts-manual/

 

 


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 12:09 PM

Is this a Starter/Generator set up?

Affirmative,starter/generator


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 12:20 PM

The bushhog d-10 manual seems helpful if it has a starter/gen.  Looks like it does.  My tractor also has a push button starter and separate key ignition switch. It looks like it goes between the solenoid and the voltage regulator. I'll just need to find the right posts.. Thanks Much !!

 

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Posted January 20, 2014 - 02:06 PM

Okay! Page 8 of the Super Chief Manual above has a wiring pic. From what I can gather from it, + side of gauge goes to the L terminal of the regulator. - side on gauge goes to the starter solenoid battery hookup side. Probably 10 gauge wire. Somebody confirm this please.


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 02:33 PM

Okay! Page 8 of the Super Chief Manual above has a wiring pic. From what I can gather from it, + side of gauge goes to the L terminal of the regulator. - side on gauge goes to the starter solenoid battery hookup side. Probably 10 gauge wire. Somebody confirm this please.

Thanks Kenny.  I have that manual downloaded previously.  I don't see a wiring diagram on page 8.  Anyway ,I have too many downloads today,  I will try tomorrow..  ..Also try the instructions you gave. 

 

Mike

 

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Posted January 20, 2014 - 03:32 PM

Page 36, figure 52 of this 1968 small engine repair document has a starter/gen layout.

 

http://files.eric.ed...xt/ED025612.pdf

 

Maybe someone can upload his to the manuals help section?  It seems like a very useful repair document.  I'll try to in the meantime.

 

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Posted January 20, 2014 - 03:56 PM

Repair manual submitted under misc manuals

 

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Posted January 20, 2014 - 04:41 PM

Page 36, figure 52 of this 1968 small engine repair document has a starter/gen layout.

 

http://files.eric.ed...xt/ED025612.pdf

 

Maybe someone can upload his to the manuals help section?  It seems like a very useful repair document.  I'll try to in the meantime.

 

Mike

That should work. I couldn't tell for sure where the + side went from the other pic. Thanks for uploading the manual, someone may need that!


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 04:45 PM

Mike, I moved that manual to Engine Misc. Might be easier to find that way.


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 06:57 PM

Repair manual submitted under misc manuals

 

Mike

Thanks for the manual, I only had a chance to glance through it, but seems like it will come in handy.

Mike you are well on your way to becoming the ammeter expert. :thumbs:


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