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Re: Polarizing generator
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Paul E. Gallagher
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Ok, I removed the ground wire from the arm and it is charging now

I cleaned the terminals

With volt meter, it was idling at about 6.2 and going to 7 amps when revving,
Worked the same with the headlights on. Ammeter on dash was showing same result .

With the car off, ground wire showed 2.3 ohms if I tested it right.

What do I do with the ground wire now?

I am going to clean the field terminals
And attach the condenser to the arm.

Posted on: 7/10 14:44
'49 Deluxe Eight - 23rd Series
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Re: Polarizing generator
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Ok, I removed the ground wire from the arm and it is charging now

I cleaned the terminals

With volt meter, it was idling at about 6.2 and going to 7 amps when revving,
Worked the same with the headlights on. Ammeter on dash was showing same result .

With the car off, ground wire showed 2.3 ohms if I tested it right.

What do I do with the ground wire now?

I am going to clean the field terminals
And attach the condenser to the arm.

Posted on: 7/10 14:44
'49 Deluxe Eight - 23rd Series
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Re: Polarizing generator
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What do I do with the ground wire now?

If it is the factory ground wire that is going to the fender terminal strip, the generator end should be connected to the same screw the condenser body is using for its mount. That screw is pointed out in the radio condenser instructions in post #19. If your generator is a bit different than the diagram, the ground point is typically a screw that will be threaded directly into the generator body and will not have any insulating washers or other material surrounding it. There should only be 3 wires and the condenser connected to the generator. Any other wires would not be stock and would need to be chased to find where going.

Posted on: 7/10 14:55
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Re: Polarizing generator
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Ground wire should connect here. You're just about there!


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Posted on: 7/10 18:39
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Re: Polarizing generator
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2.3 ohms is about 2 ohms too high but it's probably fine. I would connect it to the generator chassis like the others are saying. Again, be sure to clean the corrosion off both the connector and generator housing where is sits.

Posted on: 7/10 19:07
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Re: Polarizing generator
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All I now have to do is clean the terminals and attach the ground wire to the condenser nut.

Thank you, all for your replies. I can’t believe that we got my problem solved without profession help.

I tried to be diligent in taking pictures before I took anything apart, but that ground wire was surely in the wrong place.

Thanks again, you members are the best!

Posted on: 7/10 21:06
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Re: Polarizing generator
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All I now have to do is clean the terminals and attach the ground wire to the condenser nut.

Thank you, all for your replies. I can’t believe that we got my problem solved without profession help.

I tried to be diligent in taking pictures before I took anything apart, but that ground wire was surely in the wrong place.

Thanks again, you members are the best!

Posted on: 7/10 21:07
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Re: Polarizing generator
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With some time, energy and investigation you'll find you can do many repairs on your car. It helps you get to know, and appreciate, your car. It also makes the hobby much more affordable!

Good job!!!

Posted on: 7/10 23:11
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Re: Polarizing generator
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53 Cavalier wrote:
Not sure if this helps, or is much different, but these are the instructions from the shop that rebuilt my generator when I was having issues.

1.disconnect the field wire off the generator.
2-use a jumper wire and hook to the field term, than hook it up to a ground,this will tell you if the generator is working or not.
check the output,it should go to 8volts and higher, if it doesnt than your generator isnt doing its job,,im hoping the armature that i rebuilt is holding up.
3 if the generator is working ,than your regulator maybe giving you the issue.
4.you have a spare regulator, if thats your problem,switch them out,hook up all the wires to the reg,and polorize it,,you do this by taking a jumper wire and flashing the battery to gen connection on your regulator,,,
recheck charging system...if this doesnt help you may have to bring it back and ill have to retestand reset the reg

Changing your belt shouldn't have caused issues, I don't need to tell you that, but something's going on.....


It doesn't matter now, but I realize I wrote step 2 wrong before. They made generators both ways and sometimes I forget whether the field is internally powered or internally grounded. Ford tended to use the latter, apparently, whereas the former was the standard for everyone else.

Posted on: 7/10 23:29
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