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Committed a horrible sin when removing my motor

 
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klokwerk



Joined: 21 Oct 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:24 pm    Post subject: Committed a horrible sin when removing my motor Reply with quote

Hi guys. I've made a mistake and could use some help.
I forgot to label the wires in the engine bay when I pulled the motor in my 67 bug! Idiot move I know.

While it was out I had upgraded to a 50amp alternator. The generator had burned up.
So, now the motor is back in and I reconnected everything where I thought it should go.

The new alternator has an internal voltage regulator so the regulator under the back seat was removed and the red wires have been spliced together and the blue and green wires connected.
The green wire is connected to the D+ of the new alternator.
The red wire from the battery connects to the B+ on the alt.

The oil pressure wire is hooked up to the sensor on the case under the distributor.

The 009 distributor doesn't have a vacuum advance and has a red and black wire. The red is on the pos and black on the neg terminals of the coil.

The electro cut off valve and electric choke of the carburetor are connected by red wires to the pos terminal of the coil.

The reverse lights is a black wire coming out of the passenger side of the firewall and is connected to the pos terminal of the coil.

I hear the starter click but that is it. It also sounds like it buzzes afterward.

I've read through this article: http://www.vw-resource.com/alternator_replacement.html

I'm sure I mixed something up but can't figure it out.
Thanks!

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ONEBADBUG



Joined: 25 Oct 2003
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Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see no one has tackled this yet. I can only tell you what should go where if the car has not been modified. The main black power wire from the switch goes to the left side of the coil. Only the green wire to the distributor should be attached to the right. Another black wire goes from the left side to the choke and idle solenoid, if there is one. The big red wire should go from the alternator screw on fitting to the battery. The small alternator wire goes to the idiot light in the speedo. Just ignore the backup wires for now.
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Troy Hobbs



Joined: 05 Aug 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:48 pm    Post subject: Committed a horrible sin when removing my motor Reply with quote

Wires sound correct, make sure battery is fully charged
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klokwerk



Joined: 21 Oct 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. Would it be easier to took a look at it?
I can take a pic/vid or you could visit my garage.

I can supply beer!

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klokwerk



Joined: 21 Oct 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it solved.
My wiring was fine. All of the voltages to the coil looked fine and the battery was fully charged.

After reading a bit more about troubleshooting the Compufire ignition I have, I decided to pull the distributor off to check it.
Turns out the allen bolt holding the module down was loose.

So, it must have moved enough when I pulled the distributor, that it caused the motor to not fire up.

Who'da thunk it!?

Thanks for the input guys.

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