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Re: Rewiring questions on cj2a. Just got worse.
Okay, now i'm getting a little frustrated and confused. I took out all of the old wiring, hooked up just the necessities to make it run, starter, relay, and coil, still no start. It has maybe 3 gallons of gas in the tank, but no fuel coming out at carb. I added a gallon to the tank and a little in the carb, voila, runs great. What would make it not pump the last couple gallons? So while it's running I check the voltage to make sure it's charging the battery with 12v, only getting 6v out of the alternator. No wonder it wouldn't keep the battery charged. So how is it running? The starter looks like an original type, one wire, seperate relay, but 6v won't crank it.
I'm totally confused. How is the 6v alternator keeping enough juice through the coil, distributor, and plugs to keep it running? If all of them are still 6v parts, then how come 12v isn't frying them? All of the lighting has been switched to 12v, i'm positive on that one. Does it sound like someone put a 12v starter, coil, and relay in and the distributor is 6v but still works with 12v? Is this going to end up frying it if it is? Help please!