In a message dated 96-06-09 19:37:06 EDT, you write:
>My Spitfire (MkII), has been experiencing a little brush with Lucas
>lately...it seesm that when the car is driven for awhile the wires
>underneath start to smoke. One other sign is that the temp and fuel gauge
>register differently depending on engine RPM. So it is my guess that this
>might have something to do with the VOltage Regulator for the generator?
>I'm going to convert to an Alernator, is the one from the GT6 the one I
Smoke from under the dash or the bonnet?
I don't know for sure about early Spits, but later models had a voltage
stabilizer (on the back of the tach) that supplied a constant 10v. to both
the temp and fuel gauge. Depending on the internal windings of the different
gauges, they would probably react differently to quicky changing voltages
supplied from the generator. Check your schematic - follow the voltage leads
back from the gauges - it's probably there somewhere. Chances are the
stabilizer is not doing its job. Could also be the source of your smoke? Sort
out your current (ooh, bad pun) problem before you opt for an alternator -
yeah, it can be done.
Keep me posted
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