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Re: Ongoing charging issues
#1
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Rockabilly
Seller is happy to send a return shipping label and fix/replace the generator. I'm going to go that route for now and see how it goes.

Thank you for everyone's input and I'll be sure to follow up.

Posted on: 2023/4/6 9:08
Catch me on Instagram @rockabillydad or @pastironworks
1951 Packard 300
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Re: Ongoing charging issues
#2
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Rockabilly
So I checked continuity from the gen case to the positive side battery and it was 0.0-0.1 so good there. I also checked it between the regulator case and the positive and it was the same result.

I momentarily jumped the field (disconnected from the regulator) to ground and saw zero voltage change.

I also checked continuity between the gen case and the end of the arm wire going to the regulator and I'm good to go there as well.

I reached out to the gentleman I purchased the reman generator through and asked if he has any other ideas, so we'll see what he has to say.

I'm getting to the point where half of me just wants to move to 12v using a system like this: 12v conversion kit. I have been throwing time and money at this 6v problem and I'm ready to pull my hair out.

Posted on: 2023/4/6 6:47
Catch me on Instagram @rockabillydad or @pastironworks
1951 Packard 300
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Re: Ongoing charging issues
#3
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Rockabilly
Quote:

Fish'n Jim wrote:
I know we all try to solve all the problems all the time, but if there's an auto electric shop nearby, they can probably figure it out quicker than back and forth across the internet for these type issues, if one is not well versed. You'd have got it by now.
They can test the gen output and the function of all the components. Reman does mean it's works.
I suspect it's the regulator but just my guess from a far. That's the most likely in any event. It's supposed to react to voltage drop and it's not, so likely at play.
If the wiring was contributing to amp draw, you'd have it all the time without the lights being on.
You can take the cover off and observe the contacts while it's running. Just don't touch anything and shut off before you replace the cover.
Also double check the regulator you got is for your generator and it's wired up correctly. Just being NOS doesn't guarantee it's the right one. There's several variants,even with the same # of terminals and the newer ones are "transisterized" and don't work with these. Plus it's old and maybe inoperative?
Another common one is someone put 12V BATT cables on in place of the thicker 6V. 00 Ga req'd here. 6 v 12 power: Half the volts twice the amps. Wire accordingly.


If it turns out to be the regulator, any idea where I can pick up a compatible one? The part on Kanter appears to be the same I just installed: Voltage Regulator. I'm to continue trouble shooting it this evening when I get home.

Posted on: 2023/4/5 14:47
Catch me on Instagram @rockabillydad or @pastironworks
1951 Packard 300
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Re: Ongoing charging issues
#4
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Rockabilly
Thank you Howard! I'll try that tonight and post back my results!

Posted on: 2023/4/5 9:36
Catch me on Instagram @rockabillydad or @pastironworks
1951 Packard 300
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Ongoing charging issues
#5
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Rockabilly
Hello everyone! I'm hoping that you guys can help shed some light on my charging issues because I'm struggling. Car is a 1951 300 with the 327.

Symptoms: at idle the car reads about 6.3-6.4 volts. At approx. 3k RPM the car reads about 6.4-6.5 volts. If I turn the headlights on, the volts start to plummet and it cannot keep up. I keep the car on a battery charger/maintainer designed for 6 volts when I'm not driving it.

Work performed so far: replaced 6v battery, replaced generator with reman and polarized it (at least I believe I did by jumping the bat and arm terminals on the regulator), replaced primary wires from arm to regulator, field to regulator, regulator to battery/starter. I also replaced the regulator itself.

Replacement regulator that was new old stock:
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Reman 6 volt 45 amp generator:
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Most, if not all, of the existing wiring is crunchy and falling apart, so I am slowly working my way through the whole system replacing with new color coated wire, but this is a tedious process and I haven't completed it yet.

I just want the car to charge correctly and I am stumped. Any advice on where to go from here? This is the first positive ground system I've worked on.

As always, I appreciate everyone's time and input. Thank you in advance.

Posted on: 2023/4/5 6:37
Catch me on Instagram @rockabillydad or @pastironworks
1951 Packard 300
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Re: Rebuild/replace fuel pump
#6
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Rockabilly
Quote:

Dbedsole wrote:
You may want to consider an electric fuel pump located on frame rail close to tank - less issues with vapor lock, less amp draw on battery trying to get fuel to carb.

The current mechanical fuel pump would have no amp draw on the battery whatsoever. I'd like to keep it as original as possible under the hood. Thank you for the input though!

Posted on: 2022/12/12 13:54
Catch me on Instagram @rockabillydad or @pastironworks
1951 Packard 300
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Re: Rebuild/replace fuel pump
#7
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Rockabilly
I went ahead and ordered a replacement from Kanter. Looking forward to seeing how it looks when it arrives.

Posted on: 2022/12/9 8:35
Catch me on Instagram @rockabillydad or @pastironworks
1951 Packard 300
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Re: Rebuild/replace fuel pump
#8
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Rockabilly
Quote:

flackmaster wrote:
Terrill Machine, Deleon, TX.
Comes back like jewelry


I'd rather do the work myself if it comes down to rebuilding. I'm sure he does a phenomenal job, I just prefer getting all the experience I can.

Posted on: 2022/12/7 11:34
Catch me on Instagram @rockabillydad or @pastironworks
1951 Packard 300
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Rebuild/replace fuel pump
#9
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Quite a regular

Rockabilly
Hello everyone,

I know the fuel pump on my 327 is getting tired and has started a very small leak. When driving at speed, it will bog down every now and then and will occasionally fall on it's face when accelerating.

When I replaced the lifters/lapped the valves a couple weeks ago, I noticed the small leak/seeping of fuel around the main seal of the pump.

Are the recommendations to replace the entire pump assembly or rebuild the existing pump? If anyone has a link to said parts I would be incredibly thankful.

As always, you guys rock!

Posted on: 2022/12/7 11:14
Catch me on Instagram @rockabillydad or @pastironworks
1951 Packard 300
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Re: Exhaust manifold heat spring
#10
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Rockabilly
This is exactly what I was looking for! I went ahead and ordered one this morning. Thank you very much gentlemen!

Posted on: 2022/11/28 7:22
Catch me on Instagram @rockabillydad or @pastironworks
1951 Packard 300
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