Two weeks of tinkering, replacing burnt wires, redoing spade ends and ring ends, and finally got everything (mostly) wired. Still need to get the small instrument lights on the string, and the new fuel sender won’t be going in until I can drive around a bit and empty the tank. The new exciter seems to work though, and the gauge reads near empty (even though it’s full), just as it should, given the ohm reading it’s receiving from the sender.
So it’s all in loose, the wires hanging behind it, waiting for some final tweaks and tests before they get ziptied and taped together. I even got the trouble light working.
So now the big start-up test, last look before getting the steering wheel back on and returning the seats to their upright position for takeoff.
Looks like the volt meter is reading a bit low. Dang!
Will have to run another battery in there to make sure, but I don’t think the engine would turn over with only 10 volts.
UPDATE: Swapped out the battery for a fresh boat battery I’ve had on trickle charge all winter.
No significant change.