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Ford 9N, 2N & 8N Discussion Board

Re: generator

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Posted by Dell (WA) on June 30, 2013 at 21:11:01 from (

In Reply to: Re: generator posted by roadteck on June 30, 2013 at 14:24:35:

techie........would you believe ALL the weight and forces are concentrated on the FRONT casting of the genny. NO NEED to support the back end of the 2N 6-volt genny.

Just remember to "polarize" the 2-terminal roundcan cut-off at the front of the steering column under the battery tray. Just "arc-spark" the 2-terminals together, engine OFF. I use a pair of pliers handles, but you can use bailin'warr iff'n you want. You can "re-polarize" as many times as it takes to feel warm'n'fuzzy charged.

HOWSOMEVERS: remember YOU are the voltage regulator to the 1-terminal 3rd-brush on the END casting of 11-amp 2N-genny. Adjust the 3rd brush for about 3-4 amps charge (+) on the dash panel ammeter at about 1/3-throttle. Yeah, that means some walkin'round stuff. Normally, ya don't haffta do nuttin after the original 3rd-brush setting ...unless... you have dealer installed OPTIONAL headlites. It should be intuitively obvious that when you turn yer headlites ON, ya better re-adjust the 3rd-brush for more charge ...or... yer gonna KILL yer battery. ...and... conversely re-adjust yer 3rd-brush when you turn yer headlites OFF ...or... you will BOIL the acid out and warp the lead plated and haffta buy a NEW BATTERY.

Unfortunately, all this is automatic in yer 12V Belchfire-V8 and all you ever see is the idiot lite on the dash iff'n sumptin' is wrong. ........electrical Dell


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