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|wallace||I have a gas to35 that has a 12volt system on it but was never completed correctly. It has always worked well enough to keep running starting, etc but if you leave the bat. cable connected over night it will drain the bat. I notice a tiny spark on the cable when I hook it up even though everything is switched to off, so I think there is something pulling a small load on the battery but there are no lights or anything other than the ign. could the alternator be drawing down the bat? (it is a chevy 3wire alt. & I read where this is the best one to have on anything you want to charge) Also on the left hand side of the engine almost directly under the batt. there is some type of ceramic block about 1"X4" that has two male electrical spade terminals coming out of it that was not being used when I got the tractor. What is this for & should it be used now for anything special? If anyone knows the answers to any of these questions I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks, Wallace, Please, feel free to call me if you can help. 512-576-1112
on your gm alt. there is a big wire that goes to the battery then there are two wires in a plug on it. Try un-pluging thine two wires and let it sit. if the battery goes down then you have a draw from #2 terminal, see if it is switched, if not make it switched.
Second, be carfull and take the battery wire of the alt then see if it goes down, if not then you might have a voltage regulator inside the alt that is bad.
The ceramic block you found could be a resistor for the old 6 volt system. if it was 6 volt, it used 3 volts for the coil just like the old 9n and 8n fords did.
hope this helps