Recently I converted my Mk2 Saloon to negative earth. Fairly simple really and it seems like everything is running better... I did some research first (one article forgot to mention changing the polarity of the starter motor too..) and everybody said oh you have to change the clock as it will not work but lo behold it runs perfectly fine, and not anticlockwise or something ;-) The only worrying thing is the ammeter. it swings out to the other direction (logically) but the needle wavers and doesn't return to zero. did I blow up the regulater after all, I wonder? Anyone with experience in this field? The battery doesnt go flat after standing so that is ok, but it may be overcharging...
Post by Phil Nottingham on Apr 12, 2005 16:08:36 GMT
No need at all to change the starter though you must change the coil connections over - it will run but not as well. It depends which clock is fitted the later Keinzle/Motometer is not polarity sensitive.
The fuel pumps may also be though as with clocks they either work or do not.
You have to metrely swap over the Ammeter connections on the back.
it may also be necessary to repolarise the dynamo though it seems to be chrging so its done this itself as it often dies.
NB I assume you have not got a radio
Phil - 1964 P5-Coupe PMB***B & P5B-saloon LHO***L & other classic Rovers & Land-Rovers