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Old 07-01-2020, 01:40 PM   #21
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Since you had to dress the ARM points they will likely need adjustment. That's the rub. Adjusting electro-mechanical regulators is an arcane science that requires knowledge of their operation, their operational specs and some tools the DIYer isn't likely to have. The manuals for my '53 Ford and my '55 Merc both consume 5+ pages on the subject.

Here's a link to a pretty good description of how they work:

http://www.secondchancegarage.com/public/83.cfm

You might try it out with the cleaned up ARM points, it may work OK for quite awhile but it's a crapshoot without test equipment. Also, these regulators are temperature sensitive meaning they need to be set according to a range of average ambient temperatures. Google "solid state voltage regulator for vintage cars". There are several outfits that can supply you with one or convert yours. Or just get a new one from Rock Auto or your friendly local auto supply.
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Old 07-01-2020, 01:40 PM   #22
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Since you had to dress the ARM points they will likely need adjustment. That's the rub. Adjusting electro-mechanical regulators is an arcane science that requires knowledge of their operation, their operational specs and some tools the DIYer isn't likely to have. The manuals for my '53 Ford and my '55 Merc both consume 5+ pages on the subject.

Here's a link to a pretty good description of how they work:

http://www.secondchancegarage.com/public/83.cfm

You might try it out with the cleaned up ARM points, it may work OK for quite awhile but it's a crapshoot without test equipment. Also, these regulators are temperature sensitive meaning they need to be set according to a range of average ambient temperatures. Google "solid state voltage regulator for vintage cars". There are several outfits that can supply you with one or convert yours. Or just get a new one from Rock Auto or your friendly local auto supply.
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Old 07-01-2020, 01:43 PM   #23
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Hmmm, a post so nice it posted twice. Dunno how that happened...
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Old 07-01-2020, 03:50 PM   #24
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rogers 56 with stock generator is charging at 14V and keeps running when you disconnect
positive battery
mine stops when positive disconnected
charging defenetly not working
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