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Any reason at all for positive ground?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:47 pm
by Brian Moffet
I have to replace the wiring harness anyway, so I'm thinking just convert my sprite (doing a restoration on it) to negative ground.

Brian

Re: Any reason at all for positive ground?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:31 pm
by spritenut
The only reason would be for originality.
Be sure to do the necessary re-wire work to the inside of the tach, switch the coil wires, and re-polarize the generator.
Of the many Sprites I converted to neg ground, only 1 needed the heater blower wires flipped. And that took me 2 years to find out it was sucking air out of the car instead of blowing it in. Only one out of about a dozen and I do not know why.
But check it as it will run backwards.

Re: Any reason at all for positive ground?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:26 am
by Charlie Tolman
Does a positive ground promote corrosion in/on the metal body ??
I am thinking about the corrosion that forms on the positive terminal of a lead-acid battery, and usually does not form on the negative terminal.

Any chemists or chemical engineers out there who are familiar with the Nernst equation ?

Charlie T.