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Guys......forgive me for my ignorance and use of improper terminology.
As you know, my head melted on my k321. I found one on Ebay and installed it tonight (with a new head gasket.) I also installed an ampmeter using the wire diagram provided on the ingersoll website. It was fairly easy, just jumping in between the fused wire coming from the positive side of the solenoid. It already had connectors so I simply plugged the ampmeter between the switch and solenoid. My question: if the negative and positive wire from the ammeter were reversed would that cause any problem or would the needle just jump backwards?

Also...when I hooked the battery and turned the key to start...after about 10 seconds there was smoke, smelled electrical coming from below, not the ammeter, it was down behind the door on the tower, where the recitfier (?) is mounted. What would cause smoke from that area? I could not find any bare wires or any signs of melting.

I removed the access panel and checked the connection and put the panel back on and we tried it again and could not produce the smoke...

Sorry for the bad explanation. Randy
 

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Guys......forgive me for my ignorance and use of improper terminology.
As you know, my head melted on my k321. I found one on Ebay and installed it tonight (with a new head gasket.) I also installed an ampmeter using the wire diagram provided on the ingersoll website. It was fairly easy, just jumping in between the fused wire coming from the positive side of the solenoid. It already had connectors so I simply plugged the ampmeter between the switch and solenoid. My question: if the negative and positive wire from the ammeter were reversed would that cause any problem or would the needle just jump backwards?

Also...when I hooked the battery and turned the key to start...after about 10 seconds there was smoke, smelled electrical coming from below, not the ammeter, it was down behind the door on the tower, where the recitfier (?) is mounted. What would cause smoke from that area? I could not find any bare wires or any signs of melting.

I removed the access panel and checked the connection and put the panel back on and we tried it again and could not produce the smoke...

Sorry for the bad explanation. Randy
Don't know about the smoke, but the needle would show a discharge instead of charge, but you could then switch them around to make it right.
 
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