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Old 05-14-2017, 05:46 PM   #1
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Does this beat all?

Just found this odd wire designation on the wiring harness for the tachometer/rev counter sending unit on my old Volvo MD17C.
(It's the blue wire, which is actually a ground)
Anyone ever seen this before?
Any ideas how it got named that strange designation? - some sort of rough translation from the Swedish?
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Old 05-14-2017, 06:42 PM   #2
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Just found this odd wire designation on the wiring harness for the tachometer/rev counter sending unit on my old Volvo MD17C.
(It's the blue wire, which is actually a ground)
Anyone ever seen this before?
Any ideas how it got named that strange designation? - some sort of rough translation from the Swedish?
Now - that is funny! Sort a true too!!
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:08 PM   #3
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Well for me the naming makes sense. Ground wire so return to earth... what would be a more poetic way to name it than God's body wire

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I also thought it might be a reference to the electrons returning to their "maker" (the earth / god), but never thought I would see something like this on my engine!
I Googled it, to no avail - just wondered if anyone with a background in linguistic history might shed some light on it?
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:31 AM   #5
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What did you do with the Volvo you took out?

Is it running?
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:00 AM   #6
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The engine runs fine - it is the spare for my main main engine.
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:19 AM   #7
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Always looking for a spare too ,

My 90/90 uses the MD 3B and creating a new mounting bracket for the refrigeration compressor and second alt is too much work.

So I keep the antique , at 3/4 GPH a new "efficient" engine would never pay.
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