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Hello all:
Still trying to figure out why my '76 won't start (did the other day before I removed the batteries for service).
Here is the way they are hooked up. Am I missing something basic??? Sorry for the amateur graphics..doing a quick posting.
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Are they 6V batteries or 12V batteries?
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Bad connection typically a ground. Are the batteries fully charged? Appears you have separate start and house batteries. If the batteries are over 4 years old get new ones.
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Dennie, Typically those are 6v batteries and the way you have them in series seems to support that. The question is where do the battery disconnects go? A typical setup would have only one disconnect and all four batteries would "act" as one.

You can easily tell 6v from 12v by simply counting the vent caps. 3 vent caps means 6v, and 6 vent caps means 12v. If you find any 12 volt batteries do NOT hook them + to - instead they would go + to + and - to -.
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4 X 6V
I am going to check the ground connections tomorrow. They are all brand new batteries. Might not have tightened the ground cables well enough. Will pull them out and redo them.
Thanks folks...as usual
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First check voltage to make sure all up to "par". Each 6V should be close to 6.5-7 volts, or check across two tied together to get 13-14 volts. Then check connections. If it worked before the swapout, most likely something loose. Hopefully something easy!
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