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complete electrical failure on frogeye

PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:52 am
by mattmh
All electrics on my frogeye have suddenly stopped working. It is negative earth. It was working. I cannot get horn, lights or starter motor to operate. I have checked all fuses, all connections including the battery and checked the battery itself. I have also checked there is power getting from the battery pos to the ignition/light switch. Has anybody got a suggestion(s) ??

Re: complete electrical failure on frogeye

PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:21 pm
by peter an5l
How many cables run from the batterie ? Two big ones for + and - and one small ?
cheers
Piet

Re: complete electrical failure on frogeye

PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:24 am
by Charlie Tolman
Remove both large cable connections to the battery, the negative one first (negative ground). Do not re-connect at this time.

Remove and clean the cable connections at the other end of these cables. Re-connect

Remove and clean the engine to chassis ground connection. My '63 connection was located under the car, from the "frame" to the clutch slave cylinder mounting stud. Re-connect.

Clean the ends of the cables that connect to the battery, and also clean the battery posts.
Re-connect the cables to the battery, the positive one first.

Charlie T.

Before the above steps, try connecting another battery with jumper cables, directly to the cable clamps at the car's battery.