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    6 pack choke

    The original Chrysler center carb divorced choke is not used on the aftermarket, or other makes, 2300, you won’t find a direct bolt-on electric choke for the OE center carb. I’ve made my own electric chokes for the six-pack, detailed it several years ago here, still working as designed today...
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    440 6 pack rear carb fuel bowl replacement

    Another option is calling Holley for a replacement bowl for list number 4672 (current re-issue of the ’71 outboards). Made that call earlier this year, sounded like they pulled a bowl off a production unit, came complete with float and related fittings/hardware. Price was reasonable, shipping quick.
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    Ammeter/Alternator issue

    WTF, EMF? Did you not read the OP’s interpretation of “alternator pushing more than around 60 amps” as related to swapping an alternator? Point is, if the voltage (V) and the load (R) remain unchanged, then the resulting current (I) also remains unchanged. There are some questions on these...
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    Ammeter/Alternator issue

    The OP’s original question, as I understand, will the ammeter have to be by-passed if an alternator with a higher output capacity is swapped into place of the original spec. alternator with new reproduction wiring and all stock vehicle loads? Nothing about a complete redesign of the original...
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    Ammeter/Alternator issue

    And you believe this temporary brief higher charging current can’t be handled by the ammeter? Many many Chrysler products back in the day suffered dead batteries, were jumped, battery recharged off the alternator and suffered no ammeter issues whatsoever. Ammeter can handle a great deal of...
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    Ammeter/Alternator issue

    The pictured “Police” 80 amp scaled ammeter actually has an internal shunt, it uses the same 40amp movement that most Chrysler passenger car ammeters of the time. Should be noted as well, the factory fleet/Police production also included a factory bulkhead by-pass and upsized wiring on the...
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    Ammeter/Alternator issue

    Back to Mopar old-school, Jump ahead to 12:10 or so. All original loads are on the alternator side of the ammeter. The alternator is the primary power source while running.
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    Ammeter/Alternator issue

    Only while the vehicle is not running or not charging is there any vehicle loads drawn through the ammeter. Again, as originally designed, healthy charging system, while in operation, there will be little to no current flowing through the ammeter, only battery charging or discharging current is...
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    Ammeter/Alternator issue

    The stock ammeter with good, clean connections can handle a great deal of current. With stock loads, simply running a higher output alternator doesn’t change any current relating to the ammeter, all vehicle loads are sourced from the alternator side of the ammeter. With a healthy charging system...
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    Alternator won't charge battery with Holley sniper

    No, the Sniper has nothing to do with the charging system and by-passing the charge circuit output path will not restore the charging system function in this case. The issue is the ignition1 power supply to the engine harness was cut at the ignition switch Molex to power a relay for the ignition...
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    Alternator won't charge battery with Holley sniper

    I run the Sniper with a HyperSpark with an MSD on one of my cars. No relays, no diodes, just connect the blue (ignition1) and brown (ballast by-pass) together for ignition sense. No issues whatsoever. If you want your charging system to function, restore the blue wire and tap off of it.
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    Ignition key won't release- stops short of release point

    The point is, for the 1970 column, you should not be able lock the wheel and/or remove the key in any other gear selection than Park on a floor shift auto or reverse for manual shift. If you can, the linkage is missing, and a potential safety issue exists as per the original design.
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    Ignition key won't release- stops short of release point

    It sounds like the ’70 floor shift lock-out linkage is missing yet still running the ’70 column. Highly recommend either restoring the missing linkage or replacing the lower collar and shift tube with the later (’71 & up) spring loaded lower collar floor shift. The whole point of that system is...
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    Problem at shop

    Assuming a completely stock electrical system, no added loads, no short condition in accessory only, with the engine harness disconnected at the bulkhead connector, the short persists in the run position, as previously stated, correct? Again, this eliminates anything under the hood. Disconnect...
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    Problem at shop

    "Shirt only occurred when clicking into ignition 2 position. I don’t want to hijack the thread though." Shirt? Does the overload/short condition exist with in the accessory only key position, turn the key back or counterclockwise one position from lock.
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