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11-16-2016 12:42:06

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So I put the ground to the case and powered the F and G terminals and still no go to motor, what did I do wrong. Even spun the pulley to help but no go.

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11-17-2016 06:09:44

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 Re: Soundguy generator in reply to matthies, 11-16-2016 12:42:06  
If you can power the field and armature of a 53+ ford / lucas genny while it's case is grounded, and it won't motor, it needs to go to the doctor.

Could be a few things.

Brushes gone... field open.. etc. Both.. etc..

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11-18-2016 08:10:09

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 Re: Soundguy generator in reply to soundguy, 11-17-2016 06:09:44  
Won't most generators motor with bad fields because of residual magnetism?

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11-18-2016 09:13:27

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 Re: Soundguy generator in reply to sunbeam, 11-18-2016 08:10:09  
In good+ condition units, with perfect bearings/bushings, yes, some will weakly motor on residual alone, but you should be able to see a motoring difference when there is field current.

The average 70 year ok Gen I see usually won't motor much at all without son field current.

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11-17-2016 07:51:59

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 Re: Soundguy generator in reply to soundguy, 11-17-2016 06:09:44  
Brushes looked good, I will check the fields and see what I find. Probably cheaper to change over to 12 volt. Will see. thanks chris

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11-18-2016 08:17:30

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 Re: Soundguy generator in reply to matthies, 11-17-2016 07:51:59  
Check the armature for shorts from commentator to shaft and continuity between commentator segments.

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Larry NCKS

11-17-2016 04:32:59

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 Re: Soundguy generator in reply to matthies, 11-16-2016 12:42:06  
I've never heard of Soundguy generator. Perhaps that's your problem. :lol: And we sure wouldn't want to generate any more Soundguys anyway! 8)

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