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After finally getting my cougar back on track(fried the battery cross-jumping it:rolleyes: ) everything looked good; but just noticed the ammeter guage smak dab in the middle- well maybe just a hair into the Neg. Tried tightening the belt to no avail- New battery, solenoid, Regulator. Amp guy said it was strong (100 amp).

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Mine is the same also. It just stays in the middle. Every once in a while it will budge a hair, just barely enough to notice. I haven't figured out if the gauge is non working or it is just not very sensitive.
 

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Guess I'm missing something here, but I thought it was supposed to be in the middle.

Where should it be?
 

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Mine have always been in the middle unless there was a problem.
 

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Well, my pick up always shows it more or less over in the positive side- isn't it supposed to be there to show that the alternator is positively chaqrging the system?

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My Cougars are the only one's I've seen taht act this way. All my later Ford products showed charge or slight discharge, my father's 66 Mustang shows VERY slight variations, but the Cougars all stay centered until something goes wrong. It's almost like an analog idiot light! :)
 

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Gawd, I guess I'm in trouble...then again, those stupid underdrive pulleys might have something to do with that. Come springtime, I think I'm gonna do that M.A.D. Enterprises 3-wire Chebby alternator swap. Complete with stock pulley, of course. :D
 

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You have the same amp meter I have. The optional painted needle...lol..
The one in the 67 never moves...

Bruce
 
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