Generator light coming on when idling '56 Clipper

Posted by Ken Hill On 2015/9/19 18:13:23
My '56 Clipper runs fine, with the exception that when the car is idling at a stop; the instrument panel's generator light turns on. I can turn off the light by lightly revving up the engine's idle with a light tap on the accelerator pedal. It has been about 2,000 miles since the last tune-up. I think this means I'm getting a low charge to the battery from the generator when the car is idling. I don't have this problem when cruising a normal driving speeds. I have a service manual, and after reading it I'm thinking of replacing the voltage regulator. Any suggestions for troubleshooting somewhere else, before I replace the voltage regulator?

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