This will take you to the main site where there is history, technical information and other information on these cars.
This takes you back to the main page of the forums.
This is the control panel to change your password, information and preferences on this message board.
Click here if your lost your password or need to register on this message board. You must be a registered user to post. Registration is free.
Search this board for information you need.
Click here to buy cool Squarebirds mechandise.
Click here to support Squarebirds.org. For $20 annually receive 20mBytes webspace, a Squarebirds e-mail address and member's icon on the message board.
  #1  
Old 05-14-2017, 01:53 AM
Randy's Avatar
Randy Randy is offline
Experienced
 
Join Date: Dec 21 2015
Posts: 229
Randy is on a distinguished road
Default Old Ford Mechanic

look what I found under Terri's Moms house he worked at the ford dealership in the Glendale Pasadena area in the 40s 50s I thought it was swell when I get time Ill pull it out and video it see if it works!!........................................... ............. [IMG]20170320_133811 by Randy harsha, on Flickr[/IMG].................................................. .............[IMG]20170320_135309 by Randy harsha, on Flickr[/IMG]
__________________
"You're never too old to become younger".!(MW)
Randy's Save the Bird Foundation
In Beautiful Fallbrook California
http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...ryNumber=60747
!.This is the Greatest Square on Earth.!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-14-2017, 08:33 AM
del's Avatar
del del is offline
Amateur Knuckle Buster
 
Join Date: May 11 2010
Posts: 208
del is on a distinguished road
Default

Battery charger?
__________________
Regards,
Don Vincent
Amherst NY
1960 HT 352
TBird Registry 34042
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-14-2017, 11:36 AM
simplyconnected's Avatar
simplyconnected simplyconnected is offline
Slow Typist
 
Join Date: May 26 2009
Posts: 7,164
simplyconnected is on a distinguished road
Default

Randy, I got your PM and it was really nice. I read it through a few times just to get a good understanding of your heart-felt gratitude and appreciation. Thank You, but I enjoy helping you.

Regarding this M/G (motor-generator) set, before you start it, blow out the generator with air while slowly rotating to get all the grit out, and do the following:

Don't take anything for granted. Take a close-up picture of the motor's name plate (so I can read it) and another of where the cord enters. In fact, you should see TWO cords, one for the motor and one for the generator. The generator and regulator may be 6-volt if it was from before 1956. Look around the generator and regulator for a voltage before you connect a 12-volt battery. <--This is important.

The motor looks big enough to supply 360-watts (12v X 30a) because that will require more than 1/2-HP.

This setup is identical to a car and it works every bit as well with a regulated charging system that goes all the way up to 30-amps. If it falls a little short of 30-amps, put a larger-diameter pulley on the motor.

If it doesn't work at first, you may need to flash the field because it sat for so long causing the generator's armature to lose all of its magnetism.

'Flashing the field' is common with the old generator/regulator setups. Adding a GEN light automatically flashes the field as soon as you turn your key on (in a car). If you want to add a GEN light, simply connect one on the regulator (with the jumper cables) between ARM and BAT. This will keep the regulator 'on' the whole time a battery is connected to those jumper cables. The GEN light is telling the regulator that the 'key is turned on' as it tickles the armature with a little current to form magnetism.

If you want to know more about how this works, I'll go into it. Otherwise... this is strictly a mechanical setup with NO solid state components. It couldn't care less which way current flows through the gen or the voltage regulator. - Dave
__________________
My latest project:
CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

"We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
--Lee Iacocca
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-14-2017, 02:41 PM
Randy's Avatar
Randy Randy is offline
Experienced
 
Join Date: Dec 21 2015
Posts: 229
Randy is on a distinguished road
Default

Ok ill send you a good close up, Dave before anything.
__________________
"You're never too old to become younger".!(MW)
Randy's Save the Bird Foundation
In Beautiful Fallbrook California
http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...ryNumber=60747
!.This is the Greatest Square on Earth.!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:13 AM.

Driving, racing or working on cars can be hazardous. The procedures and advice on this website including the message board are opinion only. Squarebirds.org and its webmasters and contributors do not guarantee the correctness of the advice and procedures. The Squarebirds.org and its webmasters assume no liability for any damage, fines, punishment, injury or death resulting from following these procedures or advice. If you do not have the skills or tools to repair your car, please consult a professional. By using this site you agree to hold harmless the Squarebirds.org, its authors and its webmasters from any resulting claim and costs that may occur from using the information found on this site.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Any submissions to this site and any post on this site becomes property of Squarebirds.org . The webmasters reserve the right to edit and modify any submissions to this site. All material on this is site is copyrighted by the Squarebirds.org. Reproduction by any means other than for personal use is strictly prohibited. Permission to use material on this site can be obtained by contacting the webmasters. Copyright 2002-2016 by Squarebirds.org.