Help please: battery and repair shop

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jaybee47
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Help please: battery and repair shop

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Post by jaybee47 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:11 am

1966 ServiCar. Was OEM production 12 or 6 volt? Is there a repair shop within 250 miles of Fort Wayne Indiana?



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Re: Help please: battery and repair shop

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Post by RUBONE » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:31 pm

Servi-Car became 12V in '64 as the first model with electric start. It uses an automotive type battery mounted in a recessed area in the storage box, not a frame mounted battery box as used previously. All from '64-'73 remained 12V.
As for a shop talk to T-Bone at Bona-Fide Cyles in North Pekin IL.
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Re: Help please: battery and repair shop

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Post by jaybee47 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:14 pm

Thank you Mr Rubone. I have a problem with the starter...it clicks but does not turn over. Also there is no rear brake. Also the steering is sloppy. It does have a brand new 12v battery.

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Re: Help please: battery and repair shop

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Post by RUBONE » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:13 pm

If the starter just clicks on a '66 it could be a defective starter button (it was a common weak point on pre relay systems), a bad ground, a bad starter, or a bad solenoid. You will have to approach it item by item.
Will the starter spin if jumped directly from battery?
Will it engage if jumped from small post on solenoid to Battery (bypassing button)?
Is the ground clean, large enough?

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