1966 GMC C1500 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual
Thanks for reading, I hope you can help this one. I bought an almost beautiful running '66 GMC half ton. It came home fine with some obvious brake problems. I have since done a full tune up and replaced all the fuses, filters, battery and cables, shoes and drums, etc. The problem now is it won't start anymore. The mechanic, which I am not, told me to connect the battery with the negative coming from the cylinoid, with a ground, and the positive from the engine, no ground. When I did this the ground on the negative started smoking and I immediate disconnected everything. Now I have been told, by a different mechanic, the battery was back wards and I may have broke the starter/ cylinoid. It is an old truck with lots of love needed, but I can't get even a click when I turn the key. No lights on or even a sound in the engine. If you are laughing when reading this you know what I did wrong and can probably help me out. When you let me know what to do we will laugh together. Thanks again for your time in reading this and let me know if you have some neighborly advice.
have the same problem?
Friday, April 10th, 2009 AT 1:42 PM