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Username Post: 1941 Chevy 6 Volt Charging        (Topic#375063)
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Reg: 05-20-24
05-21-24 04:30 AM - Post#2870077    

Hi everyone. I installed a reman generator on my 41 Chevy MD Coupe 216 CID. I polarized at the regulator and then again at the generator. My OE ammeter reads very slight discharge, where in the past it has always been very slight on the charge side. I measure my battery and I'm 6+ volts, but when I start it, the readings fluctuate everywhere between 7.6 and 1.76 volts, never steady while running even at 1500 rpm. Is this normal? Can I test the generator and alternator while the engine ids running? Sorry for the book. I'd appreciate any and all suggestions. Thanks, Greg

Edited by Tony on 05-21-24 04:39 AM. Reason for edit: Moved to correct forum


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05-21-24 03:10 PM - Post#2870088    
    In response to gregice1958

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05-21-24 04:21 PM - Post#2870089    
    In response to gregice1958

Ground the field wire on the gen, engine at 1500 rpms, voltage should be at least 7.8v. Don't ground the field wire for more than 15-20 seconds while doing this.


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