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Old 11-29-2004, 02:01 PM
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Ammeter wiring

I need some advice. I just bought a'63 Impala SS. The car has a 3 gauge set but the ammeter is not hooked up. I cannot remember how to hook one up. I know you have to get the right wire and run it through the meter. This is a 327 300hp with stock wiring except it has HEI distributor. Any help is appreciated. Pete
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Old 11-29-2004, 07:09 PM
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My '67 Service Manual shows a 10 ga line from the junction block behind the battery to the ammeter. Then another 10 ga line from the ammeter to the left terminal on the horn relay. They show fusible links in both lines, probably 14 ga.

This is probably pretty close to your '63.
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Old 11-30-2004, 05:14 AM
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Schematic CHECK IT

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Thanks, Kevin the schematic is good, but I dont understand what the "all other power drains" means. Pete
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Here's an update fellows. My gauges are Autogage and after reading all the info recommending a voltmeter, I figured out that I could buy an individual voltmeter that could be put into my three gauge set in place of the ammeter. This simplified everything and worked out well.
Thanks for the imput.
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