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Voltage Regulator 10 Jul 2020 14:52 #106061

I will be performing a similar installation of the solid state Harley regulator on a 1959 Super Seahorse. I plan on installing in the junction box as the original.

Ray, thanks for your info.

Steve, appreciate any pics of your installation.
Brooke Jensen, Poquoson VA.

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Voltage Regulator 17 Apr 2020 23:41 #103796

Steve,
I have not but the generators are very similar in their capacity and I have sold a ton of them that were used on a lot of different generators, tractors, 1960s & 1950s cars, and early inboard boats with generators, I never saw anyone not succeed, just follow the instructions I gave about polarizing them and connecting it directly to the battery, not through a switch and wire it up just like the tag says.

You should be able to test the generator by hot wiring it, it should run just like an electric motor.
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Locomotion wrote:

wbeaton wrote: I bought a couple Harley Davidson regulators based on a recommendation from someone on the Antique Outboard site. I haven't used them, yet. I repowered to Mercury shorty there after and they went in the parts bin. Hopefully, they will be in service this summer on my cabin cruiser. I'll see if I can find them today and post the model numbers.





These will work but you have to make sure you polarize the generator once it's all hooked up and don't run the red wire through a switched circuit or it will lose polarization every time you turn it off.
And always remember the fastest Feather Crafts run OMC :biggrin:


Ray,

Have you used this Voltage regulator with the OMC Generator? I am looking to set up a charging system for my motor. I have the generator and an old Voltage regulator for 1959, not sure if it is any good.
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Voltage Regulator 24 Jan 2016 20:48 #56518

I wouldn't sweat it. The generator only puts out 10A. 10 AWG wire is ridiculously oversized IMO.
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Voltage Regulator 24 Jan 2016 20:25 #56517

I got the solid state one and now that it has arrived, I am a little concerned because the wire for the BAT connection on the solid state one is 18GA and the battery connection that it attaches to in the junction box is served by a 10GA wire! Can't find any amperage rating on the solid state device....

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Voltage Regulator 24 Jan 2016 14:44 #56509

Did you get a mechanical one of the solid state one?
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Voltage Regulator 21 Jan 2016 18:13 #56410

I ordered the HD VR and will let you know how it works...It will probably be a couple of months before I can try it out.
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I di some research on the 74510-64 part number and this voltage regulator seems reasonably priced. I have a setup for my 1959 Super Seahorse I am rebuilding so it is good to know that if the original regulator is bad, that I have a source for a replacement.

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Voltage Regulator 20 Jan 2016 02:31 #56390

Thanks Ray. I think it's the same thing as "flashing " the generator.
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Voltage Regulator 20 Jan 2016 01:43 #56389

A generator that has been off the engine or dismantled or even idle for a very long time it needs to be polarized to magnetize the windings correctly.
I looked back at some of my data from years ago and see that the electronic regulators should be unhooked when polarizing the generator, the old mechanical point type regulators needed to be hooked up first.
With the battery and generator installed but the regulator not wired up take a jumper wire hooked to the positive post of the battery and momentarily (2 or 3 seconds) touch the armature post of the generator.
If the generator has not been off or dismantled it may still have some residual magnetism and might charge but hitting it with a little juice never hurts.
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