Polarizing a new generator

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Mark Richardson, Aug 20, 2001.

  1. Mark Richardson
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    Anybody out there know how to polarize a new generator. I have one installed
    & blue light is on & gas gauge will not work. I know it is easy, but do not
    want to blow up the new unit. Thanks, Mark
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    > 1. RE: [water leaks)
    > From: "Gord Souter" <houseboats@encode.com>
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    > Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2001 06:49:44 -0400
    > From: "Gord Souter" <houseboats@encode.com>
    > Subject: RE: [water leaks)
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    > Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2001 14:58:52 EDT
    > From: pfgbrian@aol.com
    > Subject: Water in the bilge
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    > Hello, I have a freshly restored Ampi. Went in and out of the water twice,
    > and a total of maybe 5 minutes swimming. Got home, and found @ 1/2 gallon
    in
    > the bilge at the rear. Water was below drain plug level, and below bilge
    > pump
    > level (I used a wet vac to get out). A little dampness in the hood aea,
    but
    > not enough to have gone down drain tube. Could it have entered rear engine
    > cover vents-I went pretty slow going in- maybe 10mph. What is normal on a
    > fresh resto with new everything? Areas to check? Love our new car, but
    just
    > trying to learn as I can! Thanks! Brian in CA
    >
    >
    > The best way to check water leaks is to take your rear seat out,remove
    > undere seat cover,
    > take main seat out(6 screws)and remove floor boards.put in a small piece
    of
    > plywood and a crate to sit on.Open engine lid.
    > now go in the water very carfully and look for leaks.
    > Main places to look for small leaks are;
    > emergency brake cables
    > rear axle bellow(this could be a big leek)
    > body seams
    > door seals(will come in at rear of door 6 inchs down threw opening.)
    > front steering bellows
    > tube to front trunk(could have hole in top of tube from wear of steering
    arm
    > touching it)
    > if water is coming from front tube could befront bumper bolts,park lites
    or
    > head lites.
    > look in engine compartment ,could be rear bumper bolts,rear trim between
    > bumpers,
    > drain plug.or body seams.
    >
    > My final test proved to be in the engine compartment.the water seamed to
    be
    > steaming in form under the battery(l have the original box)
    > This is where a brace bracket is welded on the car.On final exam on hoist
    l
    > found the seam had opened up letting water in the side fender cavity and
    > when it filled it overfowed out under the batery. small amount of seam
    > filler solved the problem.
    >
    > I have install a glass floor()lexan)in my car(got the idea from Dave Molen
    > in Florida)
    > and can keep a very close watch fo leaks at anytime now.
    >
    > I may have some good news for northern clum members in Oct, more on that
    > later.
    >
    > 1st Amphicar criuse in was a flop as far as cars showing(only jeff and me)
    > two other oweners showed up with out there cars , we had a good talk and
    > lots of rides in cojuntion with the boat show.
    > Over 320 show cars and rods lined the main street of Orillia.good 50s
    dance
    > etc.
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    > GORD SOUTER 62 white
    > ORILLIA ONT>
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    > Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2001 08:48:00 -0300
    > From: Arnold Hite <ahite@Charleston.Net>
    > Subject: checking for leaks
    >
    > Brian,
    >
    > I doubt water is coming in around the engine vents. I get a little
    > water at the front hood seal but not enough to worry about much. The best
    > way to tell where the water is coming from is to remove the rear seat and
    > watch while you put the car in the water. The leak will probably be
    > obvious, but even if you can't see the leak directly, you will see the
    > direction water is flowing from. Other club members will suggest putting
    a
    > hose in the car while on land with plug in and checking for leaks
    > underneath. I haven't found this as helpful but it is less trouble than
    > removing the seat and driving to a ramp.
    >
    > Arnold Hite
    > Johns Island, SC
    >
    > > Message: 4
    > > Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2001 14:58:52 EDT
    > > From: pfgbrian@aol.com
    > > Subject: Water in the bilge
    > >
    > > Hello, I have a freshly restored Ampi. Went in and out of the water
    twice,
    > > and a total of maybe 5 minutes swimming. Got home, and found @ 1/2
    gallon
    > in
    > > the bilge at the rear. Water was below drain plug level, and below bilge
    > pump
    > > level (I used a wet vac to get out). A little dampness in the hood aea,
    > but
    > > not enough to have gone down drain tube. Could it have entered rear
    engine
    > > cover vents-I went pretty slow going in- maybe 10mph. What is normal on
    a
    > > fresh resto with new everything? Areas to check? Love our new car, but
    > just
    > > trying to learn as I can! Thanks! Brian in CA
    >
    >
    >
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    > Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2001 09:55:10 -0400
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    > Message: 4
    > Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2001 12:29:51 EDT
    > From: pfgbrian@aol.com
    > Subject: Re: RE: [water leaks)
    >
    > Thanks for the input. We think most of the leaks are coming from under the
    > hood area-lights, steering seal, bumber brackets, etc. Went out again for
    20
    > minutes and picked up @ 3+ gallons.
    >
    > In regards to the new floor, how thick do you recommend for the lexan. I
    > wouldn't mind spending the money on that-is a great idea!!!
    >
    > Thanks!
    > Brian in CA
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    > Message: 5
    > Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2001 12:58:16 EDT
    > From: miabumpa@aol.com
    > Subject: Re: coins
    >
    > scott have not recived info for ordering coin please e-mail to me at
    > miabumpa@aol.com so i can send $ thanks jay plum 67
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    > Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2001 15:27:04 -0700
    > From: Allan Woodcock <awoodc@earthlink.net>
    > Subject: Two Piece Metal Generator Fan/Pulley
    >
    > I have rounded up a few of these generator fan/pulley sets. They are
    > cleaned and painted and they are used. I have removed tham from Truimph
    > generators. The price is $45. Hugh has no pulleys and only a few fans.
    > He won't sell the fans he has. The part number at Gordon's is
    > 1-09-04b. I have posted photo's on my Ampicarbumpers.com page so anyone
    > interested should take a look and see which of the two styles they
    > want. I have two 67 'Amphi's and they each have a different generator
    > in that the fan spacing from the generator housing is not the same.
    > e-mail: awoodc@earthlink.net.
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    > Allan Woodcock
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  2. Moses Scott Civ 22 LG
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    >Anybody out there know how to polarize a new generator. I have one
    installed
    >& blue light is on & gas gauge will not work. I know it is easy, but do
    not
    >want to blow up the new unit. Thanks, Mark

    I'm assuming that your still setup for positive ground (battery positive
    terminal is connected to the car frame, the Negative is connected to the
    remote starter or the voltage regulator).

    If so:

    - There are two wires attached to the generator. Unhooked both from the
    voltage regulator (remember where they go back to).

    - There should be two different size connectors. Take the smaller
    connector end wire and touch it a couple of times to the Negative
    terminal on the battery. There should be a small spark.

    - Connect the wires back up to the voltage regulator.

    If your Negative ground. Same procedure but touch the small wire to the
    Positive battery terminal.

    That's it.

    Scott Moses
    Kansas
     
  3. Thanks Scott!

    Mark Richardson
     
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