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Re: spit ignition light

To: spit <triumphs@Autox.Team.Net>
Subject: Re: spit ignition light
From: lewis mckillop <>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 16:52:31 -0800
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Zink wrote:

> lewis mckillop wrote:
> >
> >     Hello all,
> > The ignition light on my MkI spit stays on untill the rpm's get to
> > around 2500. Is this a bad generator or maybe that voltage regulator
> > thingymajigger mounted on the firewall.
> > Thanks again,
> > Lew 63 and 67 spit
> Lew,
> Use a multi tester or a voltmeter to test the output of your gen. at
> idle,  it should read 12 volts, raise the engine speed and watch to
> see
> if the voltage rise is steady or is sudden, if it is steady, ck to
> make
> sure belt is ajusted properly, if it is, you may need check your
> comutator brushes.  If the rise is sudden you might have a bad
> regulator, or just fried points.  Fried points can be filed smooth
> with
> a point file, but then you need to re-adjust the contacts.
> As always this is JMO.
> Larry Zink
> 1964 Spitfire4
> Houston

       Hello all,
Well, the voltage at the battery reads 12.3 volts at idle and goes to
12.5 if i rev the motor up. Is this correct.....I was expecting more of
an increase than that.
(The rise is fairly steady)
Thanks again,
Lew 63 and 67 spit

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