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In Topic: car wont shut off

18 July 2017 - 06:34 PM

Datzen Mike, you were right. It wasn't the previous owner it was dumb me who accidentally put the alternator from my other parts stash of '80 720 parts. I put the stock alt on and it shuts off now.  Thanks again.

In Topic: car wont shut off

17 July 2017 - 07:35 PM

Good point--about the alternator providing the juice to keep it running. When the engine wouldn't stop I yanked battery cables, to no avail-- it kept running. Doing the inverse (disconnect alternator belt) is a good logical next step test I hadn't thought of. If battery power keeps it running then it's a wiring screw up. Thanks!

In Topic: car wont shut off

17 July 2017 - 05:56 PM

I switched connection to another alternator without unbolting and removing the one thats in there to test if the problem went away. It did. Now I will swap alternators. If the problem comes back, when the newly swapped Alternator starts kicking voltage out I will be chagrinned, but right now I am optomistic. Thanks for the tips!

In Topic: car wont shut off

17 July 2017 - 09:37 AM

I don't think the PO switched out the Alternator because the Voltage Regulator is still there.

In Topic: car wont shut off

16 July 2017 - 08:11 PM

I have the same problem with my 72 goon with a matchbox from an 80 720. It's probably not the ignition switch because I swapped it out with the 80 720 ignition and the problem persisted. I installed an on off switch between Black/Blue and Black/White12 volt + power and coil + as a means for shutting it down. 


I have the positive from the coil going to the "B" on the Dizzy and the ground to "C". The Dime Quarterly article and everyone else says do it this way The DQ picture shows the opposite - B to negative coil).

I hooked up only the Black Green to positive as an experiment. @$@$@^% still wouldn't shut off. Bombed the key switch with electrical pot cleaner . Nuthin'. Weird.

I guess it's better than it doesn't want to run.

Maybe both ignition key switches are fried.
Did you ever figure out your similar problem?