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Generator Field Circuit

The 5 amp field fuse keeps blowing in the generator. Today I installed a solid state relay (cut off) in the hopes of eliminating one possibility.
The ammeter registered a charge for about 20 seconds then the fuse blew again. Does anyone know of a quick fix or am I going to take the generator to a repair shop. Any recommendation on removing the generator? Should the radiator be removed to provide better access to the timing chain cover?

All suggestions are appreciated.

Ken Hoshowski
Kamloops BC

Where Are You From? Kamloops BC Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1926 Star Delivery Van

Re: Generator Field Circuit

Probably needs to go to the shop. The chain cover does not need to come off. Simply remove the oil filler and that will expose the generator nut. Remove the nut, unbolt generator and it will slice to the rear off the gear. Gear and chain will remain in place and not lose timing. DO NOT rotate engine while generator is removed! If new gen gasket us made, make sure the bottom oil drainback hole is not blocked.

Where Are You From? Texarkana, TX

Do You own a car built by Durant? Several

 

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