In Reply to: Trouble starting my 8n and not sure if shorted or fried? posted by Scott on September 24, 2019 at 15:10:20:
R geiger, Farmer Dan, Bruce(OR):
So here is the update. After I posted, I went out to hand crank and nothing happened. It still wouldn't start via the starter button. I was curious about the starter, so I took my car out in the field and hit the starter directly with the positive and it started right up. After letting it run the amp-meter was looking good.
So I got to wondering about the battery. But I will tell you, I bought the battery this year in the early spring and it always started right up. I've never had battery drain. But I suppose with old wiring, it could have leakage I'm not aware of. The battery is on the charger at home as I type, but it did show "green" as in nearly or fully charged... not amber. I guess that can probably mean anything.
My curiosity is that if it is the battery, when I do push the start button, it does make a "pop" noise and my battery/alternator light goes out temporarily? Like when you hit a switch in your house and the overload pops the fuse and you have to reset it. Maybe that is still a battery indicator?
Yes, it is a 12v conversion and I agree a complete new wiring harness would probably be the way to go. I will check on a new wiring harness and follow up with the battery charging.
Farmer Dan... I think I did use that wiring diagram - was that a JMOR one? The only difference I see, based on my recall, my alternator has a 3 connections, a resistor block connection, alternator/battery light connection... and then a bridging connection on the alternator itself.
Thanks for the suggestions!