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WITH ING. KEY OFF AMP METER SHOWS MAX DISHARGE

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1950 PLY SPECIAL DELUXE 6 CLY. 

W/ ING. KEY IN OFF POS. BATT. IS DISCHARGING

AMP METER SHOW MAX DIS. CHARGE. 

REGULATE GETS VARY WARM.

BATT. WIRE TO REG. ALSO GETS WARM.

WHEN ING. KEY IS PUT IN THE RUN POS. AND MOTOR IS NOT RUNNING AMP METER RETURNS TO 0. ( NEUTRAL )

WITH MOTOR RUNNING AMP METER SHOWS HIGH CHARGE RATE AT ABOUT 1500 RPMS.

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP

50 DELUXE0

 

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HawkHero   

Is this a new problem in a car that did not have issues before? 

If so, I would look at the ignition switch. and follow wires back to the battery checking the horn relay, as well. There is a short somewhere.

If not, then check that the wiring on the ignition switch is set up correctly. 

Get yourself a multimeter or even a cheap test light. These will help you assess where there is power that should not have it with the ignition switch off. 

 Let us know the outcome!

--Brian

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It sounds like the cut-out relay in the voltage regulator is stuck in the closed position, allowing current to flow from the horn relay, through the ammeter, back to the B terminal on the voltage regulator, through the stuck cut-out relay, and finally through the field terminal to the generator field circuit to ground. Disconnect the wire at the regulator B terminal and see if the problem goes away. If that stops the discharge, replace the regulator. Leave the battery disconnected until the regulator is replaced. Be sure to polarize the new regulator too!   

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You nailed it rekbender.

The cut out relay in the regulator was stuck. I remember in the old days, some times if you give the relay cover a good wack it would break the points lose.

I know this is not a permanent fix & the regulator will have to be replaced. But for now the car is deliverable.

Thanks,

Robert (50 DELUXE)

PS. My wife's method for fixing things is, give it a good wack !!!!!

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Now all I have to do is figure out why this happened.

Could it be the system is over charging? I will check this today.

Robert    50 DELUXE

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Well I think I have solved my charging ( regulator ) problem.

A bad ground from the regulator to the body, I hope. It seams to have solved the problem 

Thanks for all your help.

Robert  50 DELUXE

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Tones52   

Good to read that the issue is resolved and thanks for closing the loop. ;)

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