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Nick    Posted 08-23-2020 at 21:37:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Ford 850 over charging
  • I have 1955 850 that wasn’t charging had the generator tested and rebuilt and still wouldn’t charge. I put a new regulator on it and now it’s over charging to the point where battery acid is coming out of the battery. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    JMOR    Posted 08-24-2020 at 05:45:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Ford 850 over charging
  • Todays electro-mechanical VRs are notoriously bad out of the box. Could be your problem. If you failed to polarize correctly, that could have welded the vR contacts closed, resulting in full field and max output all the time. Remove VR cover & check for welded/stuck VR contacts. Remove battery cable first to avoid shorting cover to internal parts of VR.

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