<VV> 1964 Electrical Problem

dcvjrv at covad.net dcvjrv at covad.net
Sun Oct 2 00:18:31 EDT 2005

I will probably buy a new regulator this coming week.  I am not
sure I trust this one since it has malfunctioned.  Cheap insurance
to replace it I think.  At least peace of mind.

Thanks to all that responded so rapidly to my question.

Jim V.

At 11:05 PM 10/1/2005 Saturday, Daniel Monasterio wrote:

>     The regulator is guilty. Install a new one or open the one you 
> have and file/clean the contacts with a jeweller's flat file. Check 
> the brushes at the generator and replace if worn. The generator 
> acts as a motor when contacts (don't remember which ones) stay 
> closed because too much heat on them when having a poor contact.
>     Daniel
><<My wife was driving home this evening in the '64 Spyder and the
>gen/fan lite came on and then went off and then on again.  When
>she got home and turned the engine off the gen/fan lite stayed on
>and the generator continued to motor.  I had to disconnect the
>battery to get it to stop.  If I reconnect the battery it will motor.  Is
>this a generator problem or a wiring short somewhere.>>
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