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    1972trucks Well-Known Member

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    I have a 73 Duster that I got as a restoration project. It was a 6 cylinder car that the guy I got it from had already put a built 318 w/904 in it. He changed the K frame. I restored the body and am now to the point of trying to start it. I am about ready to try to start it so I put a new battery in it to see if the lights and the dash work but I have nothing . No power to anything. I have 12+ volts at the battery, 12+ at the hot wire wiring hookup on the fender well, 12+ at the bulkhead on the firewall, the starter is brand new and connected. II can't figure it out. Any thoughts or suggestions before I haul it off to an auto electric shop?

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      j par Well-hung Member

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      My thoughts are this could be the turning point. If you start taking it to shops now you might as well just keep your wallet open.
      You're saying when you hit the starter part it's not turning over?
       
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        rumblefish360 All hail, "Kingwillrun" or be scorned by him

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        How about after the bulkhead to the ignition switch?
         
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        Check the two wires behind the ammeter on the gauge cluster. If they are not screwed into the gauge cluster nothing will work.
         
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        1972trucks Well-Known Member

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        Haven't checked the wires on the cabin side of the bulkhead yet. The red and black are hooked up. I just put this dash cluster in . It was one I had that was in good shape. I am assuming it works. I have nothing period. No electrical at all
         
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        One side on the ammeter is directly from the bulkhead connector. One of the two buss bars in the fuse box should be hot if the bulkhead connection is OK.
         
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        Thanks I will check this out tomorrow and post what I find
         
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