Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean

Posted by Tobs On 2023/9/27 15:17:37
I cleaned up the Gen a little bit, and put some insulation on the wire for one brush on the "high side. I polarized the gen by briefly connecting the A and B Terminals.
After starting the car, gen output was still rather low and the lamp would stay on quite a while when revving up the engine.
I grounded the field wire for a test, and voltage went up to about 6.5, and was back to the normal voltage with some flickering of the Gen light at idle, and voltage up to 7-ish at higher Rpms after that. After removing the ground from the field terminal voltage Was still ok.
I will read the manual about cleaning contacts and setting the voltage on this old-school regulator.

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