If you end up needing a rebuild, I can highly recommend RITE-WAY ELECTRIC,
1-800-732-8663. He's in downtown San Francisco, but he will ship as I
recall. He did a Bosch alternator for me a couple years ago for a fraction
of the cost of a rebuilt replacement, and I got to keep my original. He
also turned it around in under two hours, so I wasn't without my car for an
extended period of time. He specializes in starters, alternators and DC
motors. Speak to Jeff Berg, he's the owner and a really great guy. His
gives a guarantee also.
I have no financial interest, just a satisfied customer.
At 6:48 AM -0700 5/18/99, Justin Cook wrote:
>I believe my charging system on my 66 sprite is not working correctly.
>To confirm this I pulled the ground off of the battery while the engine
>was running and the car immediately died (and arced where I pulled the
>Now let me get this straight: to test the generator (according to
>haynes) I disconnect the leads from it, short the terminals with bare
>wire (!) and read the potential difference from that bare wire to
>chassis (at idle). It should read 15V. If it reads 0V I need new
>brushes. If it reads 1V some of the windings are bad.
>Assuming the brushes are bad, is it worth it (quick and easy) to
>replace them. Or do you just buy a new generator?
>All opinions appreciated...
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