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Username Post: battery drain        (Topic#334209)
jackthepitbull455 
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Reg: 03-12-16
03-23-16 07:24 AM - Post#2617253    

I have a built 355 in my 79 Camaro. I mounted the battery in trunk with a kit. the battery keeps going dead. tiny spark when I touch cable to it. I have no radio, no a/c, no heater. no electrics of any kind except fans. when I pull fan fuse and shut them off I still get battery drain. I also have a high torque mini starter. woulld that starter be draining battery ?



 




64ss409 
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Loc: Montana
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03-23-16 08:55 AM - Post#2617271    
    In response to jackthepitbull455

Try disconnection the alternator. Sometimes a diode will leak.
Ron

1964 SS 409/340 4 spd, bought new Oct '63 from Ken Boggs Chevrolet, Geraldine, Montana


 
jackthepitbull455 
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03-23-16 10:35 AM - Post#2617285    
    In response to 64ss409

I have unplugged and disconnected everything. all fuses were pulled till empty box. alternator was disconnected at all three wires. ignition wire was pulled from distributor. ive basicly unplugged everything. the only time I can get spark to stop is when I unscrew and pull fuse box connection on firewall. I'm stumped



 
jackthepitbull455 
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03-23-16 11:25 AM - Post#2617294    
    In response to jackthepitbull455

I have now unplugged the steering column. spark stops when unplugged. so my battery drain problem is in steering column somewhere



 
raycow 
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03-25-16 10:07 AM - Post#2617683    
    In response to jackthepitbull455

Stock steering column or aftermarket? What controls do you have on the column besides a horn button or ring and a turn signal switch?

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
jackthepitbull455 
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03-28-16 10:15 AM - Post#2618303    
    In response to raycow

its a stock column. just a tilt stick, HORN and turn lever. and I have another problem now. I have taken out all the old gauges and replaced with all new mechanical gauges. I even replaced the little green turn signal flashing lights. everything works perfect, EXCEPT = I WIRED THE LITTLE GREEN TURN LIGHTS UP TO LEFT AND RIGHT ( GREEN AND YELLOW ) SIGNAL FLASH WIRES ON MY COLUMN HARNESS. IF I GROUND IT TO BODY I GET NOTHING. IF I GROUND IT TO BLACK WIRE ON HARNESS I GET FLASH WORKING, BUT WHEN I TURN KEY OFF THEY STAY ON BUT DONT FLASH.., WHATS THE PROBLEM ? THERES ALSO A BROWNISH COLOR WIRE, DOES SAME THING. I USED TO HAVE A WIRING BOOK ON CAMAROS, BUT IT WENT MISSING YRS BACK.



Edited by jackthepitbull455 on 03-28-16 10:17 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
jackthepitbull455 
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Reg: 03-12-16
03-28-16 11:41 AM - Post#2618321    
    In response to jackthepitbull455

ok everyone. my handy test light finally figured it all out. you have to ground directly to signal fuse on panel. anyone know what the rev limit is on a built 355. it has ported aluminum heads. comp cams aluminum roller rockers. custom ground cam. severe duty valves. kieth black Silverlight forged pistons. king race bearings all through. eagle steel crank. file fit rings. puts out 425 horsepower. how high can I rev it ? 4 bolt mains and balanced and blue printed.



Edited by jackthepitbull455 on 03-28-16 11:42 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
rod 
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08-22-18 06:49 PM - Post#2744047    
    In response to jackthepitbull455

right after it breaks, you have went past it's limit.
sorry I just couldn't help myself. [i know, nobody likes a smart a**]
Rod in AZ



 




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