I've had the same problems, I took a piece of emery clothe to the
My regulator had a sticker that warned "Unit must be cleaned before
I wasn't sure what part of it needed cleaned. After It didn't function,
I "cleaned" the contacts.
>From: Jeff Church[SMTP:email@example.com]
>Reply To: Jeff Church
>Sent: Monday, May 04, 1998 5:44 PM
>To: Sprite List
>Subject: Re: Generating more problems
>I just got over this problem with my 59 Bugeye. Battery thoughly checked
>out OK, generator cleaned and bench tested OK, replaced the regulator with a
>new Lucas (spelled CHINA) - still had the same problem. Finally, one day
>scratching my head and looking at the regulator box, I had a friend start
>the car and watch the light while I manually closed the voltage points. The
>light went out. Started it again without touching the regulator and the
>light went out and has stayed out. I think whatever coating was on the
>voltage points just needed to be burnt off. I have heard of folks on the
>list getting "bad" regulators. I wonder if their problem could have been
>solved with this technique.
>Anyway, hope this helps. The problem drove me nuts for a few weeks. Have
>fun at spriterush. Wish I trusted my Bug to make it there!
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
>To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
>Date: Monday, May 04, 1998 5:13 AM
>Subject: Generating more problems
>>I am busily prepping for carlisle and spriterush98 and am at wits end
>>generator problem. Have a number of tachdrive generators that all have
>>installed in my 59 bugeye and with the same results.
>>My ignition light remains on at idle and at speed.
>>I have reversed polarity on the car and gone thru the wire from the + to
>>the small lug on the generator each time with no change on 3 different
>>I'm trying to square away before trailering south and need some way to
>>cure the problem.
>>I am assuming that evrything being done right and now question the
>>regulator. I'll take any and all suggestions in an attempt to resolve.
>>Thanks in advance.
>>Charging for Carlisle, NOT!!!!