49' 6 volt positive ground cable HOT!

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Posted by Harry on March 21, 2020 at 11:43:45 [URL] [DELETE] :

My wife brought me a non-running 1949 8N 6 volt home for Christmas last year to go with my 1950 12 volt. I'm new to the 6 volt positive ground world. My issue is that the positive ground gets so hot it smokes and burns your thumb if you happen to think, oh, I need to disconnect that.

Work I have done. Replaced the coil with a 6volt coil, distrib cap and innards, rewired with a purchased harness and have checked the connections and diagram over and over. I put on a new resistor, I purchased a 6 volt battery and connected it just as it was when I got it and put in a new ignition key. It does have a functioning push button starter also.

I have yet to hook up the fuel to attempt to crank it, but I am getting spark to the plugs. But something is wrong for that ground to get so hot. What advice or trouble shooting tips do you have? It is a polarity issue?


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