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Old 11-02-2010, 04:31 PM
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True dat but one thing to keep in mind (probably not an issue on a 40): Many of the newer rigs have capacitors built into various electronics. Keeping the positive cable on will allow those capacitors to charge and touching a circuit to ground will still let them discharge even with the battery disconnected.
There is far less spark jump when the negative cable is pulled first. Capacitive discharge can happen no matter what is disconnected first unless the positive lead on the capacitor is shorted to ground. No amps in cap discharge so other than the knot on the back of your head when you jump back and hit the hood and the hair standing straight up scars should be minimized, however that gold ring your wearing proudly will forever brand you should you short that finger to the ammeter terminal with the batt cables still on!
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:22 PM
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There is far less spark jump when the negative cable is pulled first. Capacitive discharge can happen no matter what is disconnected first unless the positive lead on the capacitor is shorted to ground. No amps in cap discharge so other than the knot on the back of your head when you jump back and hit the hood and the hair standing straight up scars should be minimized, however that gold ring your wearing proudly will forever brand you should you short that finger to the ammeter terminal with the batt cables still on!
Agreed! Thats why I'm saying you should pull the positive cable or better yet pull both the positive and negative and start with pulling the negative first.
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:23 PM
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True dat but one thing to keep in mind (probably not an issue on a 40): Many of the newer rigs have capacitors built into various electronics. Keeping the positive cable on will allow those capacitors to charge and touching a circuit to ground will still let them discharge even with the battery disconnected.
There are only caps in 2 places in a stock 40:

(1) Is when there is a condenser (old-school term for capacitor) on the distributor, and even that one isn't across the rails.

(2) Radio (when so equipped). This one would be across the rails, but I wouldn't expect more than a couple hundred F - nowhere near the stored energy found in a battery.

There's no real harm in removing the positive terminal after the negative has been pulled, but it isn't really necessary.
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Default update. working again.

finally got this taken care of. the issue was that when I put the ammeter back in the cluster-pod, I forgot to isolate/insulate the leads from the back of the pod. I created a massive short.

everything works, I washed her up yesterday and took on the first trip since getting it bedlined. I still need to put lots of things back together and add some stuff, but "she's alive!!".

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Old 05-31-2011, 07:43 AM
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Congrats Shawn! Post up some pics for those of us that haven't seen her in a while!
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:32 PM
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Default welllll......OK......

for me, this is significant...it's actually in the driveway instead of on the side of the house. OH...and it's clean.

It's more charcoal color than anything, but in certain light it'll look greenish or purplish. I'm so friggin' happy to have this running again.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:37 PM
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Default here they are...

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Old 05-31-2011, 04:55 PM
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Looks purple to me

Congrats on upgrading her back from lawn art to driveable

Oh, and don't try to fit it in the garage...judging by the picture, I don't think it'll fit
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:22 PM
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Beautiful rig! Does that bedliner help with noise/vibrations?
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:35 AM
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It does help with noise a little - mostly on that tin can 'echo-factor', and I guess I'd say road noise is slightly dimished (sliiiiightly). I'm still aligning doors and messing with seals so it whistles and rattles a ton. unfortunately the bedliner doesn't help with that.

I'll snap a recent pic and post it up later.
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