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Old 04-29-2004, 09:53 PM
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Generator hook ups

hey all i got a 56 belair with the 235 straight six that had a alt on it with a blown engine got another engine off a 61 belair with Generator on it. I would have to drill and tap the engine to mount how the guy had it mounted with a ac pump as a idler pully dont ask why or how he came up with that any why i want to rune the engine tomorrow and need to know what to hook up to the generator. looks like two leads come off the thing and one looks to have a capasator on it.

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jackfrost51,
It has been a long time but this is what I remember from "Way-Back-When";

If the car had an alternator on it and you now want to run the generator you will need a generator regulator. There are three terminals on the regulator. I think they are stamped as to what to hook them to. On the generator there are two threaded terminals. One is larger than the other. The large one is the armature and will go back to the regulator terminal marked "ARM". The smaller terminal will be hooked to the Field terminal on the regulator. The third terminal will be hooked to the ignition switch.

Before attaching any wires to the generator you will first need to "polarize" it. Run a jumper wire from the positive terminal of the battery and just touch it to the large terminal on the generator. JUST A TOUCH, do not hold it there.

Once you reconnect the wires to the generator you should be good to go.

Good Luck
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Polorize: After you get the gen and reg hooked up, before starting, touch the Bat term on the reg to the Arm term on the reg, and you should get a spark, if so you have polorized your gen. If you don't get a spark you don't have power at your Bat Post, on your reg, good luck, Dana
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If you just want to run the motor run it without hooking up the generator. Even though it's more work to put the altenator on the new motor, you would be a lot better off sticking with the altenator. There a lot more relilable and put out more power so you can run a good stereo.
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