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Subject: Alternators
From: James Nazarian Jr <>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 15:11:32 -0600
I have a simple alternator question, while we are on the topic.

I have a brand new 12v battery, a three wire alternatori, and I have done the 
conversion as per the moss catalog for 5wire harness to 3wire alternator.  The 
alternator makes ~13.8 volts (on an analog gauge) and comes on between 1k and 
1.5k RPM .  With the voltage that high I still have a dull glow in the alt 
warning light whenever the car is running.  In the daylight I can't see it, but 
at night and in dark areas (garages) I can see the glow, with or without 
headlights on.  Why does the light glow, initially I had suspected bad ground, 
but the batt to chassis cable and the engine to chassis cable are both clean 
structurally sound.
James Nazarian Jr
71 MGB roadster
71 MGBGT - in need of V8 plumbing and bodywork
01 Impreza 2.5RS

A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have
   evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

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