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Re: [Mgs] Generator front bearing.

Subject: Re: [Mgs] Generator front bearing.
From: Bob Howard <>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 14:22:24 -0400
   Did the armature turn smoothly and silently in the front bearing? 
   Is the rear bushing round and a good fit on the new armature? Oiled?
   Belt adjusted just barely tight enough to grip the pulley?

On Tue, 21 Apr 2009 10:57:29 -0700 Simon Matthews
<> writes:
> I just attempted to drive to work in my MGA but had to return home.
> Some months ago, I purchased a new armature for the generator in my
> MGA. I recently got around to replacing the armature. I drifted the
> old armature out of the front plate and put the front plate onto 
> the
> new armature. But it seems that something is wrong with the front
> bearing because after a mile or two, I could hear a new  noise from
> the engine compartment and on returning home, the generator was 
> very
> hot.
> Any thoughts on what I might have done wrong?
> Simon
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