The Jalopy Journal
You can tell if your brushes have not been making proper spring pressure contact by pulling them out an looking at the contact area. It will be...
Sometimes after a rebuild, the pole shoes aren't seated perfectly and shift a bit. If they ever contact the armature, it will lose polarization....
We restored this baby a couple years ago- what an amazing design.
Way to go Dar,
Did you have a good look inside the new gen housing to see what the difference was?
Glad you have it working!
The third brush is there so that you can adjust the charge current. It will likely be mounted on a sliding brush holder for...
Best autobody torch available bar none in my opinion.. you can get the most concentrated narrow flame possible. Good score.
Okay, you're getting progress!
Note you won't get much battery charge current while the engine's only doing 1000 rpm.
When you're not getting...
If the generator's motoring opposite to your engine rotation, either the brush locations or the field wiring polarity is backwards....
Yes I think that's possibly what's going on- compare the two housings and the field coils are probably wired slightly differently.
Koolman, I think when you replaced the field coils, they are out of position in the housing and the timing is off. Did you use the old 6v armature?
I think you need to try a substitute carb.
Make sure the plugs are clean after that.
If you can get your fingers on the drum, to stop its rotation, you can hold it while twisting the needle off in the other direction.
For the real...
I'd put my money on low fuel pressure, and going lean under load.
Seen it before, runs fine in the parking lot, even revving up hard, but put it...
Where in the circuit did you install the ballast for the main dash?
That could cause all sorts of trouble like you're describing. You...
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