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Customs 1955 Pontiac charging issue

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KLGreen, May 2, 2015.

  1. KLGreen
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 17

    from Kansas

    A few weeks ago me and my wife took the 55 Pontiac for a little drive. About an hour into the drive the car just died, no power at all. After getting jumped a few times I realized that it wasn't charging. I installed a new generator this morning but its still doing the same thing. It'll only run if theres a charge on the battery and dies as soon as I unhook the battery. What am I missing?
  2. bryan6902
    Joined: May 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,137


    If you are running the original generator and regulator set-up you may have a regulator issue. It's the 3 wire device probably on the left inner fender well. You may have to replace it or re-polarize it. I can't remember the instructions for polarizing it but it involves shorting 2 of the terminals together.
  3. DaxxRuckus
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 305


  4. May need to polarize the gen.

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