- Mar 8, 2021
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ok that explains the pegged gage 16 is over charge no more than 14.8 the regulator is possibly bad.
Thx. Good idea on bulkhead connectors. The engine harness new but the bulkhead male original. Im gonna make sure there is some electr contact grease in there too.i see you have cleaned it a lot and seeing the d v o m tells me you seem to know what you are doing. check the bulk head connectors for melting and tighten them up over time the female will open and can make gremlins
New electronic version of regulator coming today via Class Indust. I will let ya know results.Properly maintained ammeters and related connections don’t “go bad” or “spontaneously combust” for no reason. Loose connections with high moisture exposure can lead to corrosion and resulting high resistance/heat damage while over-tightened connections will cause insulator failures.
In this case it appears to be a failed regulator, as mentioned the charging voltage is too high, contacts are likely fused together. I would look at electronic replacement versions of that regulator for mechanical reg cars.
Be sure there are no added loads at the battery posts, any vehicle electoral loads connected to the battery side of the ammeter will register as charging current on the ammeter.