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Warner Vaughan

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  1. 16 hours ago, Gunslinger said:

    If the car still has its original and correct alternator, it's a Prestolite 40-amp unit.  Other Studes of the time used a 35-amp alternator unless they had a R-series engine.  Because of that, they also used different voltage regulators.  It's possible you have a wrong alternator, wrong regulator or both.  

    Thanks for the reply. 

    The alternator is not original. I don't know what it is. It was rebuilt by Studebaker Int'l. The voltage regulator is the one Stude Int'l sells for the car. 

  2. 19 hours ago, abasile said:

    That condenser is for radio static. What type of voltage

     regulator are you using? I would bet that is where the problem is coming from. 

    Thanks for the reply.

    The voltage regulator the one Studebaker Int'l sells for the car. Before spending $100+ for a new one I thought I would explore other options.

  3. On 7/25/2017 at 9:24 AM, Avanti83 said:

    Did you polarize the new voltage regulator after installation. Google/youtube will show you how if you didn't. Bob

    Thanks. I'll give it a try and let you know how it works.

  4. I have a charging system mystery. When I start my 63 R-1 the ammeter indicates the battery is charging. As the car warms up the needle moves closer to zero. Once the car is running and completely warmed up the needle is in negative territory. If I turn on the headlights it drops to negative 15-20 amperes. If I drive 50 miles it will completely run down the battery, even without the headlights on. I have installed a new battery and voltage regulator. i had the alternator rebuilt. When I put a voltmeter on it it shows the alternator charging nicely. Two mechanics have told me everything is hooked up correctly. There is a small condenser tied into the voltage regulator that I don't see in the service or parts manuals. I don't know if that is important or not. Any ideas? 

    Some have told me to bag it and put in a 60 amp one wire alternator. Is this a possibility? What model 60 amp alternator will fit an R-1?

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