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Old 07-15-2005, 03:42 PM
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37 plymouth electrical issue

Well, I just bought a 37 plymouth. In trying to start it, i got a new 6 volt battery and hooked it up. When i turn the key to try to start it or even putting the ke in the "run" position, the battery seems to rumble and growl and i can't get anything out of it. Am I looking at a major short of some kind?

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are you sure you have the polarity correct? I think my 38 was originally positive ground.
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more info please

Yes. Probably a short. Like the starter solenoid is jammed.
What are you trying to do?
Provide details so we can help.
Was the engine running yesterday and now it won't?
OR was the engine running 20 years ago?

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poor grounds. ?

If I remember right the 36 had the voltage regulator on the inner fender panel and if things got rusty-poor connections you would get all sorst of problems and sometimes reverse the generator polarity.
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