I’ll give that a try. I have a theory as to what’s going on. I mentioned I saw a 2-wire cable going into the crankcase. The ONLY thing I can think of that would be electrical in there is the alternator. If the alternator is located just inside the crankcase on the near right side, I think i got the dipstick caught while it was spinning and I probably damaged some of the insulation on the alternator which would cause the short. I hope I’m wrong, but that’s what I think is going on………….sigh.
–“You don’t get to be old bein’ no foo, see? Lotta young wise men that’s deaaad as a motha!#@% ain’t they?– Richard Pryor as “Mudbone”