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Old 01-11-2011, 09:50 PM
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Well I got done with my motor and tranny and rearend today after 5 long montths and. I took it for a test drive and it did great for several hours .then out of the blue it just shut off driving down the road no power no lights nothing?when I turn key nothing either?any ideas guys on what it might be?thanks guys. I put a pic of the motor in there guys hope u like it.I got a nicer aircleaner coming
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:29 PM
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I have seen this before. Only thing I can do is take it off your hands...

Nice motor.
Could it. Be a connection at the starter? No charging correctly? I mean you could get all that done and if the alternator wasn't working right, you would just drain the battery..until it had no power..

No power, look that way and start from the beginning. Sometimes its the last thing you see..
Good luck let us know what it was,, inquiring minds want to know.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:01 AM
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Yea,electrical blows,but if you did all that you are a bit of a gear head,it has to be corrected by process of elimination,test bat,alt,amp draw ect,and allways good solid grounds.i do agree its poss charge system failed,draind battery,and left ya scratchin the noggin.good luck
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:32 AM
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Alt charging fine and brand new battery. I got a buddy gonna check the starter and run some wires down.on a positive note Its the nastiest fastest car I've had so far.and I'm proud to say it scares the hell out of me.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:48 AM
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Alt may be charging fine...... but is that juice getting to the batt? Is the alt spinning at the correct speed? Is the alt big enough? Charge up the batt and see if she runs?
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:47 AM
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Battery is fullky charged its def not the battery? I'm gonna check the wire going to the starter next
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:06 AM
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no power no lights nothing?when I turn key nothing either?any ideas guys on what it might be?

You are looking for an open after the battery and the main power ........bad ground in this case would be a legit consideration.

terrible picture BTW
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:12 AM
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Pepi could. U give me better laymans terms I'm ignorant to what some of what u said means?what do I need to look for exz thanks pepi...oh thanks for the compliment on the shoddy looking motor pic hehe. I just hope it will hold together for one 9 second pass!
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:25 AM
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I said nothing about shoddy those are your words..

If all the electrical has gone away then you are looking for a common source for the problem. For instance if the car ran out of fuel and quit running then the empty fuel cell would be the common source of the problem .. That help to focus on the area you need to start with?

Get a test light and start looking for power, starter sol too ignition switch, that fact that you have nothing happening should be a simple problem to find, after all it did run so you kind of know things are in order, it is not a part failure it sounds more like a wiring failure. A ground in definitely something to look into here. The battery is not connected somehow.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:36 AM
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Ok I appreciate the info man..and I was joking on the shoddy comment.there is nothing shoddy on this motor took 5 months to build the whole drive line and everthing was done right and no expense was spared. My next step is to do the int and paint. It will be show quality whern I'm done ...like the drive train allready is
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I was talking picture not equipment.

Anyway run down the power I think you will find it. Picture this, you test the battery at the + terminal with a test light ... it lights all good .. Then you go to the starter sol and try it there .. no light. That tells you that the wire between the + terminal and the sol is broken / cut .

That is what I am talking about common source, could be just a cable problem, you did not say if the battery was in the trunk or bay, in the bay even easier. To check ground you could use a jumper cable to quickly verify that.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:57 AM
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The batt is in trunk.
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OK same, look over the + connection bat too sol, and how or where is it grounded? Battery to frame or too the block.
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Ok pepi. Ill keep ya posted
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You either have a broken wire on the hot or ground side. My be is the ground. Take a jumper cable from the negative battery terminal to the block and see if anything works. You can do the same thing from the positive to the battery stud.
Do you have a battery kill switch, if so make sure it is still on and didnt melt. I have seen many of these installed that were under rated and they just melt internally
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