Charge system

Recently pulled generator, installed new brushes, cleaned commutater and armatuer fresh grease in the bushing oiled front bearing. It had quit charging and suspect was voltage regulator. Found a NOS VR6002A regulator dat matches 6001B Generator. Generator is charging, test wire on either post and swiping other end to other post gets spark. Charge battery, test drive, overdrive kicks as it should, but turn on lights and not nuf juice to engage overdrive. Back to the shop, battery is dead. So something is amiss. Need guidance. 1950 Commodore 8,
   Kim  

Comments

  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 4,136Senior Contributor
    Have you set the voltage?   Must be 7.2 - 7.5 volts.
  • kamzackkamzack Posts: 492Senior Contributor
    How does that happen? Is that info in the shop manual? Thanks for your response
  • lostmindlostmind Posts: 1,298Expert Adviser
    Usually it's the battery . Recharge it fully and have it load tested.
  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 4,136Senior Contributor
    Yes, it's all in the manual.   Too detailed to list here. 
  • kamzackkamzack Posts: 492Senior Contributor
    Thank you Geoff.
    Thank You LM
  • kamzackkamzack Posts: 492Senior Contributor
    Problem solved. If I'd taken the time to look in da shop manual, I may have it the solution. But, I've been spoiled by da folk on da forum. It's da quick fix.
     Thank you very much,
       Kim
     The solution was adjusting da spring tension  battery post on da regulator.
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