I have a 1957 TO-35 with 12 volt electrical system.
My generator works good, but I continue to have problems with the voltage regulators I buy.
the last one I bought, I thought would solve my problem, its a Borg Warner, US made, installed it last summer, polarized it and was good to go for the rest the year.
But after the tractor sets in the barn most all winter being used very little,
I noticed yesterday the needle on the amp meter was not moving, so I used a small plastic handle screwdriver to tap on the outside case of the regulator, the needle started to move toward the plus side, turned the lights on, needle when back passed 0 then came back to the plus side. system worked good yesterday,
Today, I get back on the tractor and it's not working again. So back to the small screwdriver with a few taps and working again.
does anyone else have problems with their voltage regulators, is there anything else I can do to correct this problem?
is there a better voltage regulator out there, parts store thought a lot of this one? the original one last for many years, was very heavy built, but these I have been buying are not a heavy built.