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Old 18th-September-2008, 08:46 PM   #1
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stock ammeter wiring

I put an SS gauge unit into my 65 Chevy II, and was wondering if I could use a standard resistor to wire it up, or if it has to be an actual shunt, or is the shunt just a resistor as well?
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Old 18th-September-2008, 10:21 PM   #2
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The shunt is a resistor, but not 'just a resistor'. It has a very low ohmic value and is matched to the ammeter.
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More than you wanted to know:

http://www.bracketracer.com/nova/shunt/shunt.htm

What Mike said...you need the right shunt, or things will cook.
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Cool ammeter wiring

Thanks to all who answered my question concerning wiring up my ammeter. The diagrams will help immensely as well. Ive got the car up on jack stands right now, getting ready to do the radiator as well as doing some body work, but I have all the info I need to tackle this next job.
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