Goat Project

prodro1

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Well...It finally happened. I had some down time yesterday and me and my dad got the transmission back together. It finally moves under her own power. It is such a relief...It is a little hard to go from reverse to first. You have to put quite a bit of pressure on the shifter for it to come out of reverse. I still have to trouble shoot that issue. Also i just have to figure out how to hook up the alternator (someone cut the wire harness that goes to it). Get some new lights (d/s tail light, and d/s front blinker/park light) and a new head light. I still want to put the l.e.d's in it but money is kind of tight at the moment, We have a baby on the way and should be here by the 10th of Jan. so all of my funds are going to that. I will try to post a video of her running soon.
 

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I still want to put the l.e.d's in it but money is kind of tight at the moment, We have a baby on the way and should be here by the 10th of Jan. so all of my funds are going to that. I will try to post a video of her running soon.
That's terrific news. Best wishes to all, including the soon-to-be baby!
 

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I installed the current guess they are led bright white light headlights . Those suckers are bright . I got all my lights working today . Still need s three way connector for blinker on right rear so two bulbs blink instead of one . Do u have the metal frame work for the soft top for your goat ? I think I have a extra set .
 

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1 more issue, I cant seem to get the alternator to start charging. The fire department did a pretty crappy job of installing the aftermarket one, and it seems that someone cut one of the wires on the harness that went to the original.
 

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Can you post a picture of the back of it? and do you know if it is 24V ? The goat uses a standard 60A 28V alternator but the pulley is special to the goat.
 

prodro1

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I will post a better picture of it tomorrow. It's a 12v alternator as far as I can tell. Don't know much more about it

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m38inmaine

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Well if it's 12v is the starter 12v as well? stuff we need to know, like if it has been converted to 12v.

Here is the factory set up. You should have two large leads and one small one with a Packard connector. #3 large is your ground, lead #12 is the small wire with Packard connector, lead #2 should be your large positive lead to the alternator.
 

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combat32

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I looked at that truck a while back before prodo bought it, i noticed it had a 12v alternator but cant remember how it was wired up. Fire departments make some hoky mods sometimes.
 

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if it has ouTput make sure its connected across the batteries IN SERIES if your running two 12 volt batteries. Charging voltage comes BACK into the batt on the NEGITIVE SIDE. Goat body is aluminum, ENSURE YOU HAVE A GOOD GROUND TO BRING THE CHARGING VOLTAGE BACK ON
 

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I haven't had time to do anything lately. My son was born on the 6th, and he has been keeping us pretty busy. I am trying to upload a few pics of my wiring harness to see if any one of you guys have any suggestions..


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m38inmaine

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Looks like the positive lead going to the alternator, however it would have to be a self exciting one wire alternator to work as wired. Is it making voltage when running? Congrats on the new addition. OK, missed that it is working but no juice to batteries. You will need to trace that alternator cable to where it terminates which should be the terminal board, factory location is under the radiator, from there another cable should run up to the battery positive cable on the drivers side.
 
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I haven't had time to do anything lately. My son was born on the 6th, and he has been keeping us pretty busy. I am trying to upload a few pics of my wiring harness to see if any one of you guys have any suggestions..
That's great. Congratulations!

And now that you got the wiring harness covered with a pic, you got to post a pic of the little man!

And I sure hope Mama is recovering okay; best regards to all!
 
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