I'm guessing the battery hook up is in error. If it's 12V it is supposed to be negative earth. SO yes you should be able to switch the cables at the battery and be set there. I hope nothing else electrical was damaged when the battery was hooked up backwards.RMF64 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:50 pmSo I just checked my facts on my wiring and its exactly the opposite to what I said. Negative goes to the starter solenoid, positive goes to the engine block, so Positive earth.
Now i'm wondering if this is intentional or if the guy who imported it just fitted the battery round the wrong way when he got it (I presume they make them empty the fluids and remove the batteries just in case anything happens during shipping?)
Can I just swap the battery round the other way?
Also, does the steering wheel come off the top shaft or do I take the whole steering column out in one go to work on it? Have read the threads about 57s that appear to be able to have steering wheels removed, does this apply to 55s?
Thanks for any help
What exactly are you trying to do to the steering column? Sometimes it's easier to take out the whole column and sometimes it's better to just remove what needs removed and work on it whilst still in the car. Yes the steering wheel is removable without pulling out the whole column. The '55 had a steering column that was retractable. There is a collar that can be turned to lock / unlock the column. Then the wheel can be moved forward and back to a comfortable position. Then you turn the collar to lock it in position. The collar is item number 3526 in the diagram.